wishpenny – “day after dark”


Suave guitars and brass complement a soulful vocal charisma on “day after dark,” a recent single from wishpenny. The Nashville-based duo of Brian and Regina Russell compel with a confident, timeless-feeling suaveness in their intertwining of Brian’s bluesy guitar licks and Regina’s captivating vocal and lyrical prowess. The sporadic incorporations from Mario Davidson’s trombone seamlessly complement the “I’ll do it again,” vocal satisfaction and head-nodding guitar progressions.

Smooth guitars and moody brass drive into the “you keep my heart starting day after dark,” admission. The debonair title-touting sequence takes hold thereafter, as Regina’s hypnotic vocal repetition aligns grippingly with Brian’s steady guitar-led enthrallment. A palpable mood and smitten lyrical disposition engrosses throughout “day after dark,” a convincing success from wishpenny.

Quality songwriting is abundant throughout their new album, also entitled day after dark, and streaming below:

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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