Austin McGrath – “Set Me Loose”


“Set Me Loose” is a hypnotic folk success from Austin McGrath, an artist based in Starkville, Mississippi. “Wind me up and set me loose,” vocals let out alongside swaying acoustics, casting a quaintly engrossing spell. Serene keys enamor upon their mid-point emergence — “it always looks the same here, living underground,” — and further the hazy psychedelic touch, furthered by backing vocal layers during the wordless vocal adornments and satiating, pulsing conclusion.

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