Amanda Brecker – “Wrong Again”


NYC artist Amanda Brecker touts an atmospheric ’80s nostalgia with pop and rock appeal on new single “Wrong Again,” co-written with the artist Daniel Jakubovic. Emitting a tale of unrequited love, the track traverses from hazy synths and subtle guitar twangs into a fiercely invigorating hook. “Out of control,” Brecker’s vocal escalation starts here. “I’ll do anything you ask me to,” they continue, reflecting the feelings of “falling again,” — even if the feelings aren’t reciprocated.

The dual-vocal energy during the chorus — “I try to make sense of all your lies,” — enamors into bursting guitars past the two-minute turn, with the “say goodbye,” expressions resonating further. From the initially serene ’80s soundscape into the rousing, anthemic rock engrossment, “Wrong Again” is a hooky success from Amanda Brecker and Daniel Jakubovic.

Jakubovic adds the following about the track:

“It’s a song about having a fantastic bubble with someone… being in love with them and being absolutely sure they feel the same about you due to the obvious connection and vibe you both create, but when you say how you feel you get the opposite so it all explodes in your face. Also, as a person who loves to love and is addicted to feeling intensely, this obviously has happened before, so you’re – wait for it – wrong again.”

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