Delko – “Strong Will”


Its lyrics stirring in portraying the feeling of heavy figurative weight on one’s shoulders, “Strong Will” is a melodic, trickling rock single from Delko, a band based in Providence, RI.

Emo and punk influences coexist with a post-rock mentality, particularly in regard to an unfolding structure that evolves from quaint guitars into an impassioned vocal push — “she’s finding the strength in search of something to quell the emotion.” Lushly absorbing guitar tones enamor with a glistening, echoed tonal richness thereafter, bringing this memorable track to a close. “Strong Will” is exemplary of the project’s emotional, structurally charismatic sound.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 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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