Molly Willis – “Hypocentre”

Photo Credit: Kerry Curl

Captivating with a moody mystique, “Hypocentre” is a new track from Molly Willis, an artist based in Norwich, UK. Serene acoustics build into debonair guitar twangs, exuding touches of spaghetti-western nostalgia as Willis’ dreamy vocals emerge. The effort releases alongside a video, made in collaboration with photographer Kerry Curl.

Thicker guitar reverberations resonate past the two-minute turn, maintaining a compelling ardency amidst the underlying acoustics. “Dying young or living, nobody’s here and I never felt better, driving blind in stormy weather,” the ensuing vocals let out, then beckoning for a midnight awakening. The suave vocal composure and twangy guitars converge for a delightfully absorbing production, making it very apparent as to why Willis’ music has become a favorite of BBC Introducing.

“Hypocentre” is the second single to release alongside a video, following “Escape Routes.” The videos will culminate in a larger, connected project. “There is a continuous narrative between the video loops,” Willis explains. “I wrote Escape Routes, Hypocentre and the other songs in this project during lockdown, and I wanted the visuals to capture that sense of being trapped and going a little crazy as much as the music does.”

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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