Margot & The Midnight Tenants – “Dust in Space”


An enchanting single from Brooklyn-based band Margot & The Midnight Tenants, “Dust in Space” expands from spacey intrigue into a fervent pop invigoration. Twinkling keys and heady synth arps follow the inviting vocal introduction, bolstered by pulsing wordless harmonizing past the one-minute turn. The mid-point reveals an anthemic swell of vocals — repeating “turn it upside down,” — as bouncier rhythmic propulsions entrance alongside. “Dust in Space” is a riveting success from the project.

Band leader Margot Bennett wrote the song’s music and lyrics; it’s described as “the direct result of Bennett’s fascination with the maligned historical queen, herself, Marie Antoinette. The song imagines Marie Antoinette’s final thoughts as she waits in prison for her execution.”

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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