Former Lives – “Some things never change is inevitable”


A track out today from Former Lives, “Some things never change is inevitable” presents an absorbing, serenely melodic allure. The project’s founder, Sean Joseph Klassen, describes the output as “a love letter to overdriven guitars, analog synthesizers, and arcane pop music.” Indeed, its dreamy mixture of alt-rock, new-wave, and pop nostalgia makes for a riveting sound, particularly as the lush vocals push into heavy guitar distortion and spacey synth arpeggios past the two-minute turn, firmly showcasing the Burlington-based project’s eclectic reach — also evident on previously featured success “Alderson Loop.”

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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