JFT – “A Hellenistic Romance”


Showing a vibrant psych-pop and rock meshing, conveying the power of fighting for love, “A Hellenistic Romance” is the new single from JFT, an artist from Manchester, UK. Spacey synths, gentle guitar jangles, and soaring vocal hooks combine for a captivating production; the aesthetic reminds fondly of Supergrass. “To be free, to make my honest mistakes,” the vocals let out with soaring introspection, ruminating on how true love provides a beautiful freedom, wherein one can make honest mistakes while retaining their dreams.

Touches of spacey synths drive into a haunting guitar-forward progression past the two-minute mark, as vocals re-emerge with aspirations to “be the man to help guide the way.” “A Hellenistic Romance” radiates with its range of melodic instrumentation and steady vocal outpouring, whose lyrics are continuously stirring in its depiction of a true, affirming love. We’re excited to see what 2024 has in store for JFT, following multiple strong singles in 2023.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

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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