One Flew Over – “Not Good For Me”


Irish duo One Flew Over thoroughly impress on their fourth single, “Not Good For Me.” A striking production, with rousing rock theatrics and orchestral-laden effervescence, takes hold throughout — reminding at points of a modern, pop-touched ELO. The act notes that the single “explores the inner conflict of being drawn to someone who makes you feel alive but also hurts you; a person who is a bad influence yet you struggle to break free because of their draw.”

A simmering orchestral faintness and pulsing acoustics escalate into an expressive vocal lead. Playful guitar swipes, clanging keys, and percussion complement a pitch-heightening charisma, letting out “don’t you need you to save me.” A shimmering string-laden engrossment complements the vibrant hook, concluding with a defining title-touting punctuation. “Your ego can’t be tamed,” the following verses declare, furthering a gripping thematic hold, conveying a relationship wrought in toxicity. The rousing “place to call home,” sequence is another standout moment. “Not Good For Me” is a ravishing, expressive success from One Flew Over.

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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