Carrying Torches – “All For Nothing”


“All For Nothing” is an enjoyably fervent rock single from Chicagoland-based act Carrying Torches, who incorporate pulsing synths and spirited vocals alongside bursting guitar work. The vibrant, peppy sound traverses into a soaring vocal passion during its central chorus, with the “takes you higher,” verses compelling as well in its multiple vocal layers and chirpy guitar-laden illumination. Proudly strutting a dynamic array of influences, from Americana to anthemic alt-rock and synthwave, “All For Nothing” is a memorable showing from Carrying Torches.

The band says that the track presents a “journey into the fortunate yet trivial nature of being in love.” Continuing, they refer to the lyrics as inviting “listeners to see their lives together as an adventure, while also acknowledging the reality of temptation and the complexity of life-changing decisions.”

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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