Fallen Letters – “Remain A Memory”


A hard-rocking debut single from Fallen Letters, “Remain A Memory” meshes initial understated introspection with brooding vocal expanses and upticks in guitar distortion. The duo — based in Bangalore, India — comprises Vishal Naidu and Aditya Ramesh

Moody vocals ruminate on “pictures of you in my head,” amidst jangling guitars, complemented by a warming bass embrace as the vocals ascend in emotion. A further vocal clarity emits a yearning — “waiting for you,” — amidst the rhythmic evolution, culminating in an impassioned dose of guitar distortion and questioning lyrical ferocity.

At various points, the dark alt-rock spell reminds fondly of Tool, conjuring a ’90s nostalgia in the vocals’ menacing switch-up within the snarling hook. The resumption of understated, jangly guitars lends a ghostly appeal and eclectic prowess. “Remain A Memory” is a sturdy rock showcase from Fallen Letters.

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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