Antony Welford – “The Precipice”


Released alongside a colorfully hypnotic music video, “The Precipice” is a memorable new single from UK artist Antony Welford. The track explores the intricate nature of life and death, a concept that can invoke anxiety — though here pursues a positive tint, reflecting on how passing on is pivotal to the sustaining of life on this planet. The lofty thematic pursuit is accompanied by riveting guitar work and an atmospheric overall production.

Thunderous guitars and spacey synth swells traverse into a contemplative vocal serenity, remarking “life will go on when you are gone.” The ensuing, soaring “over the precipice,” vocal outpouring culminates in an emotive guitar lingering, interspersing with the powerful title-touting vocal refrain for a momentum-filled sequence. Exhilarating, higher-pitched guitar intensity past the three-minute turn solidifies the production’s ardently compelling qualities. “The Precipice” is a rousing, affirming success from Antony Welford.

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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