Catholic Guilt – “I Used To Be Someone”


Melbourne-based band Catholic Guilt unveil a crisply emotive pop and rock appeal on new single “I used To Be Someone,” releasing in partnership with California-based independent label Wiretap Records. Introspective verses with a breezy appeal build into a memorable central hook, exuding a title-touting immersion with both vocalists enamoring alongside melodic guitar work.

Frontman Brenton Harris and guitarist/vocalist Megan Sidwell impress with their spirited vocal performances, with the latter’s reflective vocal backings — and title-referencing charm, in particular — adding a replay-inducing hookiness. “Those glory days have come and gone,” Harris sings during an especially enthused sequence, launching into expressive guitar-based charisma thereafter.

The track poignantly captures a feeling of displacement, via the story of two people returning to their hometown and seeking comfort — and finding a new, unfamiliar experience as past memories and relationships are faded. It’s a thorough success from Catholic Guilt, also released alongside an animated video by long-time collaborator Jed Newton, below:

“I Used To Be Someone” 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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