NazTheMoon – “Local Freak Act”


Memphis-based artist NazTheMoon shows a commanding alt-rock sound on “Local Freak Act,” exploring struggles with mental health amidst an empowering, sincere lyrical outpouring. Challenges like these can result in a personal transformation of sorts, embracing one’s “freak act” nature rather than being wary of the classification. The independent artist’s sound stirs throughout this production, described by Naz as “about becoming someone new, leaving behind the past, and learning to love who you are now while hoping people will remember who you used to be as a good memory.”

“Look into my eyes, this makeup’s a disguise,” Naz’s powerful vocals start, alongside a steady stream of guitar distortion. Temptations to step into the “circus” make for a resonating intrigue, as the “change my name,” sequence unveils an even more blistering guitar backing. “Local Freak Out” invigorates with its steady rock sound, asking “would you miss me?” during a particularly climactic sequence — culminating in the “would you leave me out to dry?” introspection. “Local Freak Act” is a rousing rock showing from NazTheMoon.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ 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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