Hank Midnight – “Honeysuckle”


A meditative, compelling success from Hank Midnight, “Honeysuckle” weaves lush vocal immersion and prancing guitar arpeggios. “Why do I return to you like honeysuckle?” the vocals ask alongside flourishing guitar lines, as spacey synth effervescence concludes the section with gorgeous entrancement. The project of Hank Mittnach continues to enthrall with an atmospheric, precise vein of songwriting that evolves alongside a beautiful array of guitars and synths.

Mittnach elaborates more on the track:

“It was (and always is) a genuine pleasure to collaborate with Zubin Hensler on this one. He responded to my acoustic demo with a rhythm track that inspired me to strip everything away and start fresh: first with arpeggiating guitars, then with a new vocal performance. Zubin built a lush sonic universe over these parts and gave the song its wings with a memorbale ‘blast off’ moment (you’ll know it when you hear it ;-)). Joe Lambert mastered the song and brought out all of its harmonic flavors. Chloé Mossessian used the end of one of her film rolls for the album art.”

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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