Mardi Tickle – “Mennyt on valmis”


A soaring, bustling electro-pop single from Helsinki-based artist Mardi Tickle, “Mennyt on valmis” enamors with its vibrant synth-forward drive alongside a disco-flavored bass line. The Finnish vocals strut an addictive momentum, traversing from a near spoken-word suaveness into multi-layered enthusiasm as the verses swell into the fun, ABBA-esque chorus. The track, which translates to “the past is done,” serves as a tribute to the artist’s friend, who passed away on the day she turned 30.

The track’s creative origins trace back to 2018, when the chorus became entrenched in Mardi Tickle’s head. Other English-language productions made it difficult for a Finnish-language song to exist alongside, though the track sounded most ideal in its original Finnish form — and it stuck! Indeed, the track’s infectious spirit and immersive guitar/synth interplay make for an exciting blast of a listen throughout, regardless of your Finnish language comprehension. We’re excited for whatever’s next from Mardi Tickle.

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