Marcane – “Blurring”


Fusing alt-pop and rock components with a darkly compelling tonal rise, “Blurring” is an engrossing new single from Marcane, an artist based in Manchester, UK. Described as “a protagonist anthem about how peoples emotions are perceived in the eyes of others,” “Blurring” emits a strong climactic pull throughout, marking a strong success from Marcane on their fourth release.

A yearning vocal presence, ruminating on insomnia-fueled reflections, excels into a buzzing bass-y engrossment. A sturdy blend of alt-pop and alt-rock ’90s nostalgia takes hold. “How can you see me? Because I can’t even see myself,” the vocals let out into an emotive swell past mid-point; the soaring inflection is chilling here, with the ensuing “disconnected tragedies,” sequence touting ample power alongside grandiose synth pulsations and trickling percussive momentum. Marcane’s “Blurring” consumes with its striking tonal escalation, emotive lyrical introspection, and moody pop unveiling.

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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