Giack Bazz – “Only Fans”


“Only Fans” is a resonating new single from Giack Bazz, the project of London-based artist Giack Bazz. Ahead of his upcoming album Bedtime Stories for Computers, out later this year, “Only Fans” stirs with its thematic relevance. The track explores how the state of the music industry prompts musicians to pursue unorthodox methods for getting their music recognized.

Feeling successfully like a protest song from the vision of a musician’s right activist, “Only Fans” consumes with its melodic rock escalations and spirited lyrics — remarking on how the industry’s menace has prompted a variety of issues, from the profit-minded prevalence of 30-second songs to some streaming platforms not paying royalties for anything under 1000 streams.

“All my favorite albums are old enough to drink in the UK,” is amongst the lyrics that reflect a reminiscence for a different time, where release strategies were not encumbered by attempts to exploit algorithms. “This little song and dance, just taking a stance,” signals a particularly invigorating sequence, marked by rising vocal momentum into a twangy assortment of delectably melodic guitars. “Only Fans” is a strong showing from Giack Bazz.

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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