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.