Some Days Are Darker – “Dead Romance”


Phoenix-based act Some Days Are Darker contrast their locale’s sun-filled brightness with a moody post-punk and goth-rock interweaving, citing acts like Depeche Mode and Placebo as influences. “Dead Romance” is their newly released single, asking “was it easy to love me?” as murky guitars and glistening synth touches complement the “as the rain came down,” setting.

“I like it better when it hurts,” the vocals further admit, adding to the eerily engaging soundscape. The “was it easy to love me?” vocal combines with twinkling piano additions and spacey synths for an emotive captivation, meshing new-wave, post-punk, and synth-pop elements with precision. We’re excited to hear what’s next from Some Days Are Darker and their darkly invigorating sound.

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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