“Swallow Fire” is the latest track from The Whole Hotel, the New Orleans-based project of Matthew Foster. Described as a “song is about giving in to temptation,” the production excels with a subtle yet emotively impactful pull, building from chilling piano into textured involvement. Brisk percussion, ghostly piano, and weary-sounding vocals craft a hypnotic spell to start, with the “let’s swallow the setting sun,” shift enamoring with its lusher percussive transition and haunting vocal push.
The track releases alongside a stellar music video:
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2023’ Spotify playlist.