Marshall Fassino – “Promised Land”


“Promised Land” is a debonair rock success from Nashville-based artist Marshall Fassino, representing the fourth single from his upcoming album, Ways I Used To Feel, out this fall. “People come, people go, the sands of time they don’t move slow,” Fassino laments, bolstered by shimmering organs amidst twangy guitars as he pleads to “take me from this place.” The effort has us firmly anticipating the album, which Fassino recorded, produced, performed, and mixed almost entirely by himself.

The track plays a relatable, from-the-heart snapshot of 30-somethings navigating a world full of tumult, prone to dead-end jobs, eroding relationships, and a struggle for self-identity. “It’s hard to save yourself when you’re living in the ‘nothing’s promised land,'” Fassino expresses, epitomizing modern struggles with a blues-touched rock arsenal led by twangy guitars and backing organ haziness. Fassino’s songwriting shines throughout this effort.

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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