Greg Bounce and Marc Pell combine their talents for a compelling track in “Teacher (Marc Pell Rework),” which finds Pell putting a twist on Bounce’s original. Reputed for his drumming with acts like Mount Kimble and Good Sad Happy Bad, Pell naturally infuses his rhythmic abilities into this ravishing success — embracing an off-kilter percussive style.
The original track was written by Bounce as a tribute to the dedication of teachers. “Teachers are amazing. They work bloody hard,” he says. “I bet you can remember your favourite teacher. Most of all, you’re probably who you are in some small way, because of a teacher. They’re also undervalued, underappreciated and underpaid. I wrote ‘Teacher’ to capture this.”
Pell’s rework transforms “Teacher” from a more accessible, electronic pop success into something similarly consuming — though certainly more embracing of experimentation of unique rhythmic explorations. Clanging percussion and glimmering synths combine as Bounce’s vocals ascend, and then shift into a murky, debonair immersion. The title-touting vibrancy past the two-minute turn — “teacher, teacher,” — grips in its hypnotic rhythmic backing and colorful synth-forward embrace. Marc Pell’s re-working makes this already-engaging success from Greg Bounce even more intriguing.
The track precedes Bounce’s upcoming debut album, Brain Moves, releasing in 2024.
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.