Debbie Christ – ‘Tower’

Tower is a gripping album from Montreal-based project Debbie Christ, impressing in its eclectic expanse — from the bass-laden conversational piece “11/19/18” to the ardent rock spirit of “I’ve Got Time,” where infectious vocals meld with snappy guitars, glimmering organs, and bouncy bass pulsations. Tower touts an abundance of quality songwriting from frontwoman Clara O’Page, whose masterful intertwining of rock, pop, and punk makes for an immersive sound throughout the album, which shows an abundance of climactic and creative turns.

The subsequent “Lust!” reveals a more debonair intrigue, as organs and bass combine alongside ghostly vocal processions. Swift guitar-forward excitement follows, showcasing a punk-friendly edge to the project; even across the first few tracks, their dynamic tonal range is enjoyably apparent. “We Carry On” is another highlight, lyrically capturing one’s inner capriciousness within a dream-pop arsenal. “Heathen” concludes the album in epic form, sprawling across lush initial guitar-led introspection into emotively anthemic heights. Debbie Christ’s Tower never lets up in its quality production and songwriting.

“Lust!” 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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