Jenny Lascelles – “Inertia”


“Inertia” is a patiently unfolding rock success from Jenny Lascelles, a singer/songwriter and pianist based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. A foreboding thematic focus complements moody piano and guitar interplay — exploring the seemingly collective inertia in response to global issues like corruption and climate change. Mega-corporations and rotten politicians further this sense of inertia, and the track conveys as such with angst-y conviction alongside a commanding rock unveiling.

Eerie piano clanging complements a stark vocal presence. “You can be so self-aware,” they let out into sludgy guitar distortion, as the title-touting hook takes hold. The evolution from solemn piano-laden intrigue into buzz-y guitar-fronted textures proves wholly immersive, while the vocals maintain a steadily suave engrossment. References to “this machine,” and “big oil tanks,” accompany a call for change, fitting aptly within a brooding rock mode that lingers memorably.

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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