Madame Psychosis – “Revolution”


An angsty, spirited rock appeal shows on “Revolution,” the latest single from Toronto-based band Madame Psychosis. “We need a revolution,” the lyrics let out — a sentiment echoed in music over many generations, and this time channeled effectively amidst a sweltering alt-rock anthemic punch. The soulful call for change is especially riveting at the mid-point, when the vocals ascend from suaveness to excitable call-to-action alongside rollicking guitar passion.

“What does the color of my skin have a fucking thing to do with it?” is asked with intense reverberations, emphasizing personal experience from lyricist and lead singer Michelle Mondesir, who explains: “When I sat down to write the lyrics it came from the frustration of consistently seeing and hearing about the oppression and marginalization of people across the world, and also my own personal experiences of subjugation.”

The band’s balancing of raucously invigorating rock spirit with a socially conscious ethos marks another success from Madame Psychosis, who grabbed our ears last year with the singles “Concrete Streets” and “Kapow.” Their ascent continues.

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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