La Need Machine – “I Wish I Could Fly”


Seattle-based rockers La Need Machine impress with a hooky appeal on new single “I Wish I Could Fly.” A cohesive swell from acoustic-minded introspection to an anthemic rock engrossment takes hold, alongside lyrics that emphasize the “impacts of climate change on wildlife.” Its narrative follows a black bear driven away from his home by wildfires, and the impact it has on nearby wildlife as well.

“If I could speak, would you listen to me?” an emotive vocal outpouring leads into strings and jangly hooky emergence, exuding a charming title-referencing refrain. A bright guitar line mingles with frolicking acoustics in the ensuing bridge, driving seamlessly into the “sad for you,” more singer/songwriter engrossment of the verses. “I Wish I Could Fly” fully enamors in its commanding range — impressing all through acoustical balladry, string-forward escalation, and jangly rock composures.

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