Wild Horse – “Do You Wanna Talk”


A replay-inducing success out today from Brighton (UK)-based trio Wild Horse, “Do You Wanna Talk” delivers a supremely melodic meshing of pop and rock. The band describes the effort — their fourth single so far this year — as “a summer anthem about an on-off relationship and all that comes with it.”

“Is it any wonder you unblocked my phone?” the vocals sing slyly to start off. The guitar-pop direction excels further into the “ooh,”-ing vocal touch, driving seamlessly into the beckoning title-touting hook. Slight underlying synths play enjoyably amidst the steady rhythm section, though the track’s irresistible melodic direction is largely propelled by the sharply effective vocals and twangy guitar delectability.

A higher-pitched vocal ascension stirs in the final sequence, adorned with twinkling piano for a harmoniously satiating send-off. “Do You Wanna Talk” is another standout from Wild Horse, whose 2023 continues to be scorching-hot with multiple successful singles.

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Pop.

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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