January Sixteen – “Never Too Late”


“Never Too Late” is a rousing rocker from Scottish band January Sixteen, representing the closing track on their self-titled EP. Its lyrics stir in playing like a message to youth, conveying to savor their time and embrace the present. Its sound takes inspiration from artists like James and The Stone Roses, and enamors all-around in its jangly guitars and lushly melodic vocal composure.

“What a day to wish your life away,” the vocals open, ruminating on life’s beauty the marveling of a soul’s existence. “It’s never too late to give up the fight,” kickstarts an enthusiastic, motivational hook with chirpy guitar reflections. Further “when you’re young,” contemplations urge that there’s “still a lot to learn,” resonating with a crisply melodic rock sound that feels eternally relevant in emphasizing to value the present, for time flies by in the blink of an eye.

Stream the rest of this stellar EP below:

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