Wrené – “Metamorphosis (Official Video)”


A stirring audio/visual release from Canadian artist Wrené, “Metamorphosis” presents an atmospheric electronic production within personal, affecting themes. “Metamorphosis” artfully explores the oversexualization of women in commercial media, reflected in the evolving visual accompaniment and emotive lyrics, which celebrate a personal renewal as change signals a new phase of life. Butterfly-laden metaphorical imagery is emphasized in the video’s opening image, as vocals emerge thereafter with references to a renewed consciousness and aspirational growth.

A riveting soundscape complements the powerful vocal presence of Wrené, with string-laden ruminations past the one-minute turn combining with percussive pit-pattering for a strongly impactful sound. The video is brilliant within the thematic context, unraveling with visceral imagery of body and nature, moving with a capricious beauty and marked by sporadic visual demonstrations of the butterfly’s emergence. “Metamorphosis” is a moving artistic achievement from Wrené, who also impressed earlier this year with the Quam Sentire EP.

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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