Echoplay – “Change”


Netherlands-based rockers Echoplay mesh alt-rock and post-punk with moody vigor, exemplified well on new single “Change.” This release departs a bit from the Utrecht-based act’s typically darker approaches, strutting a peppier persona in its title-touting chorus and general production.

Crunchy guitar riffs and psych-friendly phasing drive into vocals that proclaim “I see myself as you see me, distorted vision of feelings / I let it get to me, you let it sink in now.” The lyrics stir in portraying self-doubt in the midst of a questionable relationship, as one side beckons the other to change.

The chorus’ response enamors in its melodic guitars and affirming vocals: “I won’t change, ’cause I won’t.” The vibrant percussive pulse and soaring vocal affection compels here, exceling into a moody post-punk inspiration in the guitar section into the second minute. “Change” is a stellar rock showing from Echoplay.

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