Marky Wildtype – “The Hole”


Edinburgh-based songwriter and producer Marky Wildtype impresses with a stirring rock sound on new single “The Hole,” whose explorations of the human condition resonate within a hooky alt-rock and pop radiance. Taking some inspiration from Sarah Polley’s 2011 film Take This Waltz, the artist describes the single as a “meditation on the ways we try to plug the gaps in the human condition; our inability to fully cope with the awareness of our own inevitable deaths and the need to try and assign meaning to life.”

“The Hole” was the byproduct of the artist’s recent solo forays, following gigging and writing in bands for several years. The project put out a primarily acoustic-based album a few years ago, though has another, more expansive album on the way — with the high quality of singles “The Hole” and “Tell Me Again” leading to our strong anticipation for that album.

“Pour it all in if it fills a hole,” the vocals let out into warming guitar distortion, with references to addiction and anxieties reflective of existential doom’s sporadic envelopment. The quainter guitar twangs and more erupting alt-rock vigor make for a hooky momentum throughout, exemplary of strong songwriting and production from Marky Wildtype.

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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