omox – “alone”


“alone” is a moody rock single from omox, the solo project of Los Angeles-based artist Omar Ahmed. Also a touring bass player, Omar handles all writing and production with omox. “alone” shows a compelling soundscape as creaky guitars complement lyrics portraying an introspective prison of sorts. “I’m trapped in my brain, feel like there’s no escape,” the opening vocals let out, building to a haunting dual-vocal “it’s killing me,” admittance as hazy synths intermingle.

“The devil is trying to hold me down,” the next sequence begins. “He doesn’t know you’re my way out.” The late-night, atmospheric guitar stylings and lyrical battles against loneliness converge for a gripping production, full of mood and climactic engrossment.

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