Quirks – “Hollywood Was Right”


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.

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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