Riley Knight – “Spite Myself”


Chicago-based DIY artist Riley Knight compels on new single “Spite Myself,” intertwining swift guitar lines and bouncy rhythms for a melodic crispness — alongside lyrics that depict “a young friendship turned sour, that leads to conflict and hatred.” Twangy guitars arise into the “hope my life won’t wash away,” aspirations, ascending to a chirpier charisma with swooning backing vocals. A balmily melodic shift engages thereafter, sliding into the trickling guitar hook at the track’s mid-point. “Spite Myself” is a replay-inducing delight from Riley Knight.

The track also represents Knight’s first music video release, below:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

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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