Chords Of Indigo – “The Death Of Me”


Manchester-based artist Chords Of Indigo shows a heartfelt, soulful rock character throughout “The Death Of Me,” the project’s fourth single. Moody guitar stylings — with a touch of ’90s nostalgia — intertwine with a powerful vocals lamenting on the impact of a break-up, metaphorically intertwined with the impact of “a macabre murder.”

Lush guitar trickles and ghostly vocals make for a steadily evolving introduction, culminating in twangier guitar work as the momentum builds. A soulful croon, reminiscent of Jeff Buckley, emerges as guitar pulses become more prominent; the section concludes with a title-touting remark that sends chills. The “locked and loaded,” analogy and “massacre,” references reinforce the thematic engrossment, aligning a break-up’s impact with murderous impact. “The Death Of Me” is a stirring success from Chords Of Indigo.

The project is that of Lee Hornsby, whose previous three singles have drawn praise — and that continues with the strong “The Death Of Me.”

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