Gorus – “Never Was, Never Will”


Building from a hypnotic acoustic-led daze into captivating spacey effervescence, “Never Was, Never Will” is the latest track from Gorus, the project of Los Angeles-based artist Ethan Tyrer.

The single comes via the upcoming album Future Soul, out in April 2024. Separating from more rock-forward inclinations on past tracks like “Bartleby,” “Never Was, Never Will” compels in its dreamy introspection — one that exudes a sense of escapism, escalating as chirpy brightness adds to the acoustical understatements. “Never Was, Never Will” is another success from Gorus, whose upcoming full-length we’re firmly anticipating.

Gorus elaborates on the track:

“On this song I was trying to encapsulate the image of a deserted, dead planet, somewhere in the distant future at ‘the end of time.’ There is a single human left alone on this planet, just waiting around, wondering at the small chance that some familial alien spirits from across the universe will hear his SOS and come to take him home. This song is that character’s cry for help being sent out into space.”

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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