Shadowbanned – “Wish The Dawn Away”

A spirited electro-pop track from Shadowbanned, “Wish The Dawn Away” is the latest success from the eclectic project; their past-featured 2022 EP, Summer Dream, showcased a dream-pop lushness. Producer/songwriter Chris Sizemore — originally from Nashville and now based in Manchester, UK — fully embraces a romantic-feeling synth-pop aesthetic here, also injecting ’80s-minded guitar lines in the satiating conclusion.

The track’s title-touting rise and amped-up percussion shifts into an arp-led series of verses. This contemplative “holding you all night,” musing drives into the “brings the dawn,” effervescence, fully kicking into gear around 01:40 as bright synth pulses emerge. “Wish The Dawn Away” is a melodic synth-pop throwback from Shadowbanned, bringing to mind acts like Pet Shop Boys and Erasure.

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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