Matt the Vessel – “Biting Back”


Developing from late-night lushness into an infectious dance-pop hookiness, “Biting Back” is a stellar new single from Matt the Vessel, an artist based in Christchurch, UK. Also a full-time producer and mixing engineer, Matt the Vessel describes the track as “about how quickly we can all see red, how emotions can mist our view so much that we can lose ourselves and lash out, hurting the ones we love.”

Nocturnal synth tones and serene vocal entrancement guides into a captivating bridge, with the “biting back the hand that loves you,” lyricism reflective of the aforementioned track themes of losing oneself and hurting others in the process. The heightened vocal pitch and loopy synth trickles enamor here, with the “saying something you’ll regret,” movement furthering the anticipatory, infectious electro-pop dazzle.

“Biting Back” is a savvy production that enthralls in its melding of atmospheric synth-pop introspection and an infectiously danceable rise. We’re anticipating whatever’s next from this ascending artist.

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.

Send your music to [email protected].

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.