Toronto-based rockers Quirks enamor on newly released single “Hollywood Was Right,” infusing bright organs, radiant vocals, and nostalgic guitar twangs for a melodic appeal. The track represents the second release from their forthcoming self-produced album.
The wordless vocal snippets and chugging guitar line opens with a fun ’80s throwback charisma, fondly reminiscent of a dreamier Squeeze. Lead vocals emerge thereafter with a calmingly melodic composure. The various elements, and particularly the vocals and organs, assume a more vibrant quality into the title-touting hook — capped off by a spacey synth-friendly reflection. “Hollywood Was Right” is a catchy earworm from Quirks, melding power-pop and ’80s rock contagiousness.
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.