Middle Priest – “Act Your Age”


Released today, “Act Your Age” is the debut single from Los Angeles-based act Middle Priest, via the upcoming EP I thought that I was far away, out in October. Its understated, confident evolution from acoustic-set folk into twangy rock excellence makes for a climactic, resonating build.

“How long must I wait for you?” the opening vocals let out yearningly, amidst a steady acoustic-laden engrossment. Twangy guitars enter thereafter with immersive qualities, jangling with exuberance and spirited charm. The “been missing you,” lead-in plays with invigorating qualities, as does the exuberant vocal yelp at the two-minute turn, showing shades of The War on Drugs. Delectable guitar enthusiasm rounds the three-minute turn with further whimsy, driving to a wholly satiating conclusion on this stellar debut.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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