The Hinterland – “Bullet Proof”


A stirring single from London-based band The Hinterland, “Bullet Proof” resonates in its portrayal of a manipulative relationship’s aftermath — where a yearning to regain emotional control persists. The track comes via their upcoming full-length album, due to release in July. The band wrote, recorded, produced and mixed the album entirely by themselves.

“Bullet Proof” builds with enjoyably melodic momentum. Clanging piano evolves into a more elegant display alongside ruminating guitars. The vocals follow with an emotive clarity, pleading “it’s all I ask of you,” into the resonating chorus. “I can’t get you out of my head,” they lament into the haunting “me and my bullet proof heart,” hook; the aesthetic reminds enjoyably of Manic Street Preachers’ more modern, approachable material. “Bullet Proof” is a memorable success from the band, who balance accessible immediacy with a well-produced emotive theatrics.

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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