Ian Vargo – “The Wild”


“The Wild” struts a flourishing, expanding production — traversing from quaint mellowness into a psych-pop splendor. The track comes via Ian Vargo, who describes it as “a song about nature, and the loss of a pet.” Its engaging sound is exemplary of an artist with ample studio experience; Vargo has engineered music for artists on labels such as Capitol Records, EMI, Hollywood Records, Atlantic, and more.

The escalating “in the wild,” refrain exudes a soaring quality amidst twinkling keys; the orchestral touches and spacey synth infusions thereafter fully enamor. The track’s melodic growth proves satiating, expanding from quaint key twinkling amidst nature sounds into vibrant psych-rock expansion (as the talkative guitar line hits past the two-minute turn). “The Wild” enthralls throughout.

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