WILLJACK feat. Tom Tikka – “Overnight Sensation”

Balancing a classic-minded rock balladry with anthemic vocal passion, “Overnight Sensation” is a rousing collaborative single from the artists WILLJACK and Tom Tikka. The track has already seen considerable success, climbing to #3 on the Canadian Top 100 Rock Chart and #51 on the UK Top 100 Rock Chart. Will Jack’s raspy vocal invigoration and guitar flourishes intertwine with Tikka’s hooky vocal additions and expressive guitars, centering around the ardent “dynamite,” hook. Joining the duo are Janne Saksa on piano and Paul Ringrose on bass.

“I’m the overnight sensation,” Will Jack sings over a piano-fronted appeal to start, as Tikka’s vocal additions inject a harmonious edge. The “feels like love!” exuberance kickstarts a more rock-ready arsenal. Twangy guitars and “yeah, yeah,” vocal affection converge for a strongly melodic pull, with the vocals furthering the overnight sensation as one “that keeps messing with your mind.” “Overnight Sensation” is an expressive, nostalgic-feeling showing from WILLJACK and Tom Tikka.

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

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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