- Founder/Editor of Obscure Sound; Music PR Professional
I am the founder and editor of Obscure Sound, a site that has been exposing quality independent music since 2006. It has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Toronto Star, The Guardian (UK), The Independent, The Observer (UK), Wired, BBC Radio 1, Stereogum, New York Magazine, and VH1’s Best Week Ever. Feel free to contact me in regard to music submissions for Obscure Sound and/or independent PR servicing, a comprehensive service I provide artists with. I have seen very positive results to date, helping contribute to placement in NME, Pitchfork, Stereogum, and many more, including a nationally televised commercial with ESPN, spots on Spotify's official "New Music Friday" playlist, as part of the soundtrack for the 'Rocket League' video game, and several record label opportunities (Rough Trade, Maison Kitsuné). I can provide rates and more success stories upon request ---> firstname.lastname@example.org
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"Blackest Night" is a moving, emotive success complemented by a striking music video. Concocting a cinematic and intriguing soundscape, creaky piano and underlying strings complement a contemplative vocal presence. The well-produced music video is an apt fit for this, with all the lyrical imagery -- "days are dark, and the nights are getting cold," concocting imagery that the music video's direction is fully capable of replicating. The steady build into the "find me in the blackest night," lyric plays with haunting entrancement. Aesthetically, I'm fondly reminded of American Music Club's somber stylings. If you'd like, please do send me this track when it's live -- to email@example.com -- and I'll be sure to share. Thanks!
Lovely, starry-eyed synth backing and emotive vocals craft an intimate overall feeling. The vocals feel very up-front in the mix, for a sense of vulnerability that resonates in the "where you want to live with me," refrain, especially. Please do reach out to me again at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Spotify/Soundcloud links for this, and I'll be sure to add to my playlists. A mellow, hypnotic synth-pop with minimalist development though one that succeeds fully in its soundscape.
The track's gradual initial escalation, from ominous swells of darkness to more rhythmically inclined ardency, showcases an eclectic charm. The arp-y synth fragments amidst the vocal exclamation before the one-minute turn fully consumes. The anthemic "won't no live half life!" rise plays with an invigorated, replay-inducing allure. I enjoyed this track's vocal passion and spacey, atmospheric production, meshing synth-pop and rock theatrics with cohesively melodic appeal. I've added to my 'Best of September 2022' playlist on Spotify and will plan a blog post as well. Also -- since you noted wanting promotional advice -- feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com if interested in hearing my PR services' rates, success stories, and overall strategy. Would love to work with you. -Mike
Consuming track! The track's haunting vocal envelopment is accompanied intriguingly by a click-clacking percussive component. The "call me when you get this," vocal effect kickstarts a percussive rise that entrances, building into the "devotion," refrain with immersive qualities. "Childlike Devotion" touts a nocturnal synth-pop edge with a stellar soundscape and melodic unveiling, with a nostalgic/hazy music video that plays aptly. I added "Childlike Devotion" to my 'Best of September 2022' playlist on Spotify, and plan to share via OS as well. Since you noted needing help with promoting this, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about my PR servicing -- am happy to elaborate anytime on my PR success stories, rates, and strategy. Thanks again for sending this gem! -Mike
"I Want the Energy Back" stirs with its vulnerably intimate emotional unveiling. Patient, simmering textures evolve into a melancholic vocal delivery, lyrically craving a newfound sense of energy. The contemplative musings on growing older proves apt and elegant amidst the steadily unfolding synth textures. The lyrical pull -- "a healthy dose of cynicism can soon become an overdose of negativity," -- sends chills, in a way fondly reminiscent of Nick Cave's more recent, somber material. I look forward to sharing this on Obscure Sound!
"Devotee" builds with initial suave entrancement, the gradually escalating guitars and submerged vocal presence driving into an invigorating, anthemic rise past the one-minute mark. The "hold onto the day," rise around 02:10 also enthralls. The string infusions add a lovely component, especially past the three-minute mark -- Jeff Lynne vibes! The murky, atmospheric conclusion also consumes with a cinematic allure. Lovely, well-produced track with compelling structural variety. Please do send me an email at email@example.com when the final version of this track is available, and I'm happy to share! It sounds great now, though I'd rather share its final version if that's upcoming, and if this is indeed the final version then I'm happy to share this now. Feel free to give me a shout with clarification, thanks!
Lush guitars assume a multi-layered charm into the amiable vocal emergence, exuding a breezy and summery appeal. References to milk and honey, alongside romantic yearning ("wasting time,"), proves poignant amidst the conversational vocal delivery and serenely swaying guitar jangles. The percussive re-emergence at 01:20 provides a fun melodic oomph. The track's variation is minimal, though the "wasting time," refrain and hypnotic guitar effects converge with the melodic, peppy vocals for a replay-inducing treat of a track. I added the track to my 'Best of April 2022' playlist on Spotify. Also, feel free reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if ever in need of a hand with PR, for this release or any in the future. Am happy to send my rates, success stories, and strategy anytime. Thanks for sending! -Mike
The expressive guitar tones and bouncy synth tones exude a strong '80s nostalgia from the start. The lush vocal presence dazzles amidst the pulsing keys, the "spent the whole day," line joined with fun infection by more vibrant guitar tones into the satiating "let's go out tonight," hook. The 02:10 bridge, leading into an even richer "let's go out tonight," vocal push, provides another replay-inducing sequence. "See You Tonight" enamors as a catchy, nostalgic take on '80s-inspired rock/pop. I've added the track to my 'Best of March 2022' playlist, and feel free to email anytime (email@example.com) if interested in chatting about my PR services. Thanks for submitting! -Mike
Nocturnal synths and charismatic vocals enthrall in the opening moments. The steady emergence of backing vocal sampling alongside synth arps builds to the momentum upon the rhythm section's emergence. "Moodlighting" struts a savvy production and aesthetic from the get-go; the vocals thereafter dazzle with a balanced mixture of raw pop emotion and effect-laden electronica. The "falling just to break down soon," refrain plays with a particularly emotive and melodically infectious pull. Thanks for sending this; please give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org when this goes live, and I'll be sure to share. -Mike
"Blinded" begins with sophisticated production and convincing, yearning vocals. Lush, trickling synths and suave saxophone flourishes give way to the pining vocals. The breezy, sax-laden verses drive enjoyably during the "hard to get," bridge, culminating cohesively in the effervescent "baby it's hard to breathe when I'm with you," hook. "Blinded" plays with a summer-friendly, radio-forward charm; the brassy adornments add a fun chirpiness, and the vocals are convincingly in heartbreak-mode throughout. The bridge around the two-minute turn, with its tender guitar licks and added saxophone, plays especially entrancingly. Excellent production and hook-centric songwriting on display here. I've added the track to my 'Best of January 2022' playlist on Spotify. Also, since you marked needing help with promotion, feel free to email me at email@example.com if interested in learning more about my PR services' rates, strategy, and success stories. Thanks! -Mike
Passionate, fast-paced guitars kick quickly into gear, setting a climatic feeling for "Rose By Any Other Name." The "let me know," refrain in the chorus plays effectively, the track's alt-rock and punk-rock aesthetic meshing with a very convincing quality. The title-referencing hook, emerging subsequently, also shows hookiness and fervency. The bustling, straight-cutting verses build enjoyably to these series of hooks throughout the track, the "until you got no one else to blame," escalation playing especially well. The delectable guitar solo around 02:40 shows a power-pop allure. Thanks for sending this exciting rocker. I've added the track to my 'Best of January 2022' playlist on Spotify. Also, since you noted needing help with promotion, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in learning more about my PR services. Thanks! -Mike
The ghostly, soaring vocal tone in the beginning sends chills. A mysterious backing ambience accompanies well, the pit-pattering percussion easing in seamlessly thereafter. The rise around the 40-second mark reminds fondly of Kate Bush. The video captures the track's free-flowing, capricious spirit; the dancing and sand-friendly setting captivate. Bird-chirping past three-minute mark signals a lush, intriguing bridge that helps drive to a satisfying conclusion. Enjoyed hearing another good one from this project!
"I'm just looking for the sun," opening refrain over fuzzy, shimmering guitars lends a climatic power-pop feeling. The "yeah, yeah," vocal exultation following adds a nice changeup to the structure. There's a yearning for optimism, lyrically, that meshes engagingly with the steady percussive pulse and upbeat guitar riffing. The guitar fade-out and soft backing synth touch at the conclusion provides a quick yet effective finale. Thanks for sending this track, and feel free to email me at email@example.com to inquire about my PR servicing's rates and success stories. I'm enjoying the overall sound, gravitating toward a sort of power-pop in the vein of Teenage Fanclub. -Mike
The spacey synth effects and aghast vocal reaction concocts a paranormal feeling, the opening lyrics referencing governmental secrecy adding further to a sense of otherworldly anxiety. The string-laden swipes throughout mesh infectiously with the backing underlying synth-laden beat, emitting a Halloween-friendly, nocturnal resonance. The "out this world," hook adds a playful, stretchy synth tone that plays aptly alongside the more soaring, charismatic vocal shift. The track navigates cohesively, following a hip-hop fervor, to the chorus' reprisal at 02:50. I enjoyed the track's touching of electro-pop and hip-hop within a fun, hooky production. I added to my 'Best of October 2021' playlist on Soundcloud, and feel free to get in touch anytime via firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about my PR services. Thanks for submitting! -Mike
"Blorenj" presents a hypnotic electronic sound evolving seamlessly from anxious vocal sampling and thumping bass-heavy clanging into a meditative sequence with a sitar-y effect amidst bustling, evolving percussion. The re-emergence of the vocal sample just past the one-minute mark adds an infectious component, the pause around 01:20 signaling a dark shift. The whirring, more nocturnal nature of this section also consumes, as the initial guitar-laden line reprises toward the conclusion, with satisfying effect. Thanks for sending this hypnotic track -- I've added to my 'Best of October 2021' playlist on Soundcloud. Feel free to reach out anytime to email@example.com to discuss my PR services; I'm happy to share rates, strategy, and success stories. Thanks for submitting! -Mike
"Time 2 Forget" is a moving track with deeply atmospheric synth tones and emotive vocals, converging successfully for a melancholic electro-pop production. "I can't do it again," opening lyrics exude a regretful, yearning tone amidst lush synth tones and spacey warbled synths. The lyrical emphasis, encouraging a more forward-thinking vigor instead of sitting complacently in the glow of warm nostalgia, is conveyed with a consuming, emotive charm. "Time 2 Forget" plays effectively in its aesthetic and vocal yearning throughout. I've added it to my 'Best of October 2021' playlist on Soundcloud, and feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about my PR services. Thanks for the submission! -Mike
Jangly guitars and suave vocals drives to the hooky "ooh-oh, here she comes," line with inviting qualities. The mellow vocals and jangling guitars conjure a nostalgic feeling, enjoyably, while the touch of backing vocals in the ensuing hooks send chills. The psych-laden croon around 01:30, leading into the twangy guitar emphasis, serves excellently as a bridge. The vocal rise at 02:35 is another delightful melodic twist, emitting a yearning reminiscent of a more understated Smith Westerns. Great track! I've added "Here She Comes" to my 'Best of October 2021' playlist on Soundcloud -- thanks for sending! Since you marked wanting help with promotion, feel free to email me at email@example.com to inquire about my PR services' rates, strategy, and success stories. Thanks again! -Mike
"Madiha Abu Laila / Betel il Habash" is an intriguing success, and I enjoy the project's scope, in traveling to various countries and recording musicians in a home setting. The call-and-response vocal pattern lends a lush, meditative quality that hypnotizes amidst the percussive resonance. The uptick in intensity, in vocals and rhythms, consumes past the three-minute mark. This particular swell drives to a satiating conclusion, the final 30 seconds featuring clamorous percussion that overtakes the vocal presences with a convincing fervor. The repetitious nature of the song structure lends to the hypnotic, meditative qualities, without becoming too grating. Thanks for sending this, and feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about my PR services, if you are seeking outreach help. I've added the track to my 'Best of October 2021' playlist on Soundcloud, thanks! -Mike
Haunting dual-vocal layering kicks off "Sirens" with intriguing qualities, bolstered shortly thereafter by jazzy percussion and darkly atmospheric guitars/keys interplaying. 02:08 sees an effective twist with the post-punk guitar brooding and plucky keys, conjuring a sound perfect for autumn/Halloween in its nocturnal tint. The vocal section here reminds fondly of Pearl Jam. In general, there's a lovely meshing of post-punk and prog-rock that appeals throughout this one, the latter genre evident on sections like the fluttering guitars' development into ferocious fervor around 03:20. "Sirens" touts inventive guitar/key interplay and an overall consuming aesthetic throughout. Thanks for sending this track, and feel free to email me at email@example.com to inquire about my PR services, if in need of help with promotion for 'Continuity Errors.' I've added "Sirens" to my 'Best of October 2021' playlist on Spotify. -Mike
"Pj" is a melodically consuming track with a suave sophisti-pop pull. Plucky guitar jangles and perky rhythms lead into laid-back vocal charm, emitting a sort of '80s nostalgic cool. The "still be alive," refrain around the two-minute mark kickstarts an enjoyable escalation, culminating around three minutes in with the ensuing guitar-based emphasis that delectably closes out this memorable track. In regard to contacts interested in this, I have a variety of them. I'm happy to share more about my PR services' rates and success stories; feel free to inquire anytime, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I've added "Pj" to my 'Best of October 2021' playlist on Soundcloud. Thanks for sending! -Mike
"A Head Squeeze" is a stirring success with an intriguing, creative sound -- propelled by passionate vocals and a string-laden backing effervescence, successfully converging elements of rock and chamber-pop. Piano pulsing and playful percussion guide into the ardent vocals, reminiscent fondly in tone to James Dean Bradfield. "Cry like violins," lyric is aptly accompanied by the warming strings in the background, the percussive involvement uptick around 01:20 rousing enjoyably. The vocals emit ample emotion thereafter, until a lusher jazz-tinged rhythm section around 02:10 leads a nice bridge. The clanging percussion and strings around 03:20 is another standout moment. Spacey synth gargling a minute thereafter adds a new, interesting twist to the sound. "A Head Squeeze" presents an engaging journey into chamber-pop and rock stylings, doing so successfully. I've added the track to my 'Best of September 2021' playlist on Soundcloud, and feel free to reach out anytime to email@example.com if interested in hearing more about my PR services. Thanks for sending! -Mike
Shimmering guitars and percussive pulsing lend a climatic, anticipatory feeling initially, the soaring vocals around the 45-second mark invigorating into the "small worlds," refrain. The expressive vocal work around 02:50 is particularly striking, the wordless expression into the "We are," anthemic stirring leaving a memorable impression. The subsequent bird-chirping provides a lush effect, contrasting nicely amidst the spacious soundscape and vocal power. Another successful, creative production with vocal power and an interesting, natural-shifting soundscape. Please do send upon release to my email. Thanks again! -Mike
Trickling guitars and solemn vocals set an inviting feel for "Only a Man," an emotive and heartfelt track. Lyrics speak eloquently regarding the youthful knack for feeling invincible, and how experience tends to provide a new perspective on life. The "if the gates of heaven seem far away," rise plays with poignant inspiration, as does the tender guitar addition rounding the two-minute mark and the "only a man," outro. I'm enjoying the overall sound and production here, resounding with sincerity and timelessness. The track's release date of May 2020 makes this one too old to feature on Obscure Sound, though would love to hear newer material as it releases. Thanks for sending!
Dark, gargled synths and a resonating guitar-laden soundscape, replete with '80s nostalgia, cast a mysterious feeling throughout the track's intro. "Read the news today, oh ####," captures quite a relatable feeling, aptly amidst an industrial-leaning atmosphere reminding fondly of Nine Inch Nails. The twangy/stuttering guitar flash around 01:30 begins the build-up with subtle fervor, as does the slight whisper-y backing vocal reflection thereafter, leading into the exhilarating vocal call at the two-minute mark. The vocals' fervent rise here plays in enjoyable contrast to the more nonchalant nature of the first minute+, rousing with its escalation, and here showing a sound fondly reminiscent of Depeche Mode. Thanks for sending this track -- very darkly atmospheric and aesthetically consuming. I've added "How Much More" to my 'Best of September 2021' playlist on Soundcloud, and am happy to chat more regarding my PR services and approach to more left-field material like this. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss more. Thanks for sending!
Twangy guitars and reflective percussion glide into a passionate vocal lead, leading to the haunting "there ain't no honor," chorus. Similar to the previously impressive "Splitting the Atom," "Mercy" touts a murky, late-night character led by twangy guitars and brooding vocals. The "in forgiveness she whispers," section during the second chorus adds an especially chilling element, the "tricked her," guitar-laden accompany stirring with a Johnny Marr-esque resonance. The whistling, western-y outro also plays with captivating qualities. This is another impressive one; I've added the track to my 'Best of September 2021' playlist on Soundcloud. Since you marked wanting help with promotion, feel free to email me at email@example.com to inquire more about my PR servicing's rates, success stories, and approach. Thanks for sending another great one! -Mike
Excitable vocal enthusiasm and playful power-punk guitar tones set up a vibrant intro, the chugging guitar pulses thereafter and charismatic vocal lead continuing the peppy flow. "What You're Doing To Me" drives to the stellar title-referencing hook delightfully around the 40-second mark, merging elements of alt-rock, power-punk, and power-pop with nostalgic, melodic savvy. The "What you're doing to me," vocal refrain plays with vigor and power throughout, inducing replays. Accessibly melodic with attitude, "What You're Doing To Me" is an enjoyable one, for sure. I'll be planning to share the track and OS, and feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime to inquire about my PR services. Thanks for sending!
Flickering guitar tones and the yearning, soulful vocal presence captivate throughout -- reminding fondly of James Blake, aesthetically. The bass percussion past the 30-second mark adds enjoyably, the "can't you see?" vocal following with precision. The song structure doesn't depart from the initial feeling, or show a ton of variation, though works nicely to assemble a hypnotic result and retain a consuming late-night driving aesthetic -- the "push and pull," refrain around 01:20 evokes a powerfully emotive quality, and serves nicely as the centerpiece hook. I added this one to my 'Best of September 2021' playlist on Soundcloud. Since you marked needing help with promotion -- please reach out anytime to email@example.com if interested in hearing more about my PR servicing. Thanks for submitting this! -Mike
"Esports Player" touts a consuming electro-pop dazzle, its nocturnal drive to a superb hook enamoring throughout. The "left my cards on the table," hook plays with a late-night club-friendly energy, reminding enjoyably of Erasure and Pet Shop Boys, aesthetically. The prancing, '80s-heavy bridge rounding the two-minute mark is especially akin to those acts, and lovably so. I'm enjoying how this contrasts from "Self-Care," strutting a more nostalgic vision and emphasizing this project's admirably eclectic qualities. I've added the track to my 'Best of September 2021' playlists. Feel free to reach out via email anytime to pick up our previous conversation about PR, and thanks for sending another great track! -Mike
Ghostly vocals and a psychedelic sitar lead craft an intriguing introduction, propelled shortly thereafter by buzzing synths and guitar fragments -- aesthetically a bit reminiscent of Kate Bush. I'm enjoying the quick rise from ghostly beginnings into a melodic, more accessible sound. The vocals exude a free-flowing quality, working excellently, especially at points like the two-minute mark, seamlessly alternating between suave and expressive tones (latter "desert of dreams," in particular playing nicely). Sitar-y re-emergence and wordless vocal passion, approaching the three-minute mark, helps drive into a satisfying conclusion. "Spirit" consumes with a creative, melodic sound. I'm happy to share upon release. Please send the public link to firstname.lastname@example.org upon release, and also feel free to inquire about my PR services' rates, success stories, and strategy. Thanks for sending! -Mike
Dark, cavernous synth buzzing and creeping vocals concoct a haunting aesthetic to start, building with a climatic allure (production reminiscent fondly of Depeche Mode). The one-minute mark sees a fantastic expansion, with moody synth arpeggio and rising vocals merging the intro's mysterious, subdued nature with a late-night club feeling, thanks for the synths -- this section enjoyably akin to Robyn and Röyksopp collaborations. "Ashes feel," verses re-emergence glides back in seamlessly. Chorus returns around 02:10 with similarly delightful qualities, the "only ever brought me home," bridge providing a satisfying structural twist at the precise/appropriate time. Thanks for sending this track! I look forward to sharing upon its release. Please send over the link on release day to email@example.com, and also -- since you noted needing help promoting -- don't hesitate to inquire about my PR services' rates, success stories, and strategy. Thanks again! -Mike
"Alive" is a spirited, melodic track with vocal emotion leading amidst touches of piano and delectable guitar work, the howling tone around 01:18 consuming fully with an '80s nostalgia (like later-era The Blue Nile). The "better days around the corner," -- with the touch of piano -- moment leads an anthemic vocal hook, one that's wholly replay-inducing. The concluding delicate piano combines with acoustics to provide a wholly satiating conclusion, too. Great track! I've added "Alive" to my 'Best of August 2021' playlist on Spotify. Since you marked needing help promoting it, feel free to send me an email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org inquiring about my PR services' rates, success stories, and strategy. Thanks for sending this one! -Mike
Serene, hypnotic vocals and a spirited acoustical backbone lend a warming, inviting feel throughout the track's intro. "In a moment you'll soon be free," the vocals lead, driving to the lovely expansive chorus, which entices with piano and string-laden pulses. The playful piano tones and light, breezy acoustics in the verses make for an engaging result throughout each verse, as the ensuing rise in the chorus plays with a natural, enjoyable ease, reminiscent fondly of Paul Simon. Thanks for sending this one. Aesthetically, there's a bit of a throwback feeling here, though should still appeal to a variety of folk/Americana/coffee house playlisters and bloggers. Definitely a well-produced, melodically amiable success. Thanks for sending! Since you're just starting to build a fanbase from scratch, feel free to email me at email@example.com to inquire about my PR servicing. Would be happy to work with you on this. Thanks again for sending! -Mike
I'm loving the hooky throwback rock feeling throughout "Heartbreaker." Whereas the previous track showed an amiable acoustic-laden stirring fit for Americana and coffee house playlisters/bloggers, "Heartbreaker" plays with a catchy power-pop/rock appeal with ample appeal. Accessible and lively, the drive to the irresistible hook -- "heartbreaker, you can make it awful," -- plays with excitable qualities, with the chorus paying off with satiating allure. As mentioned earlier, since you're kicking off a fanbase from scratch, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details regarding my PR servicing, if in need. I would recommend a campaign focusing on both these tracks, focusing on rock-centric outlets with "Heartbreaker," and folk/Americana outlets with the other, appealing to a wide variety of contacts/tastes. Thanks for sending these tracks, Andrew! -Mike
"Splitting the Atom" captivates with its brooding, jangly mood -- shades of The Smiths and Matthew Good Band, very enjoyably. Late-night vibes conveyed via the flickering guitars and moody vocals, amidst lyrics conveying the delicate complexities of a romantic reconnection. "Me, I've had enough to think on," vocal plays with a striking, melodic quality amidst the lonesome-sounding piano and guitar smatterings. The string-laden push around 02:48 adds a chilling, consuming quality, helping drive to a fully satisfying conclusion. Excellent work here, aesthetically and melodically. I've added the track to my 'Best of August 2021' playlist on Spotify, and plan on sharing as a blog post on Obscure Sound as well. Since you noted wanting help with promotion, don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com to inquire about my PR servicing's rates, strategies, and success stories. Thanks for sending this superb track! -Mike
Psychedelic guitar jangles begin alongside stirring, textured guitars to start -- while the vocals exude a spacey, consuming quality that reminds me fondly of '90s alt-rock in the vein of Manic Street Preachers and Suede. More recently, I'm also reminded of British Sea Power. In all, a fantastic sound -- the little glisten of keys around 01:23 adds wonderfully, as does the wordless vocals and jangly guitar work thereafter. The surfy vocal touch in the chorus, like around 02:10, is also catching. The intense two-minute finale invigorates with an excellent assortment of guitar-based intensity, this part particularly reminiscent of British Sea Power. Lovely, innovative stuff throughout the track! I've added "Altered States" to my 'Best of August 2021' playlists on Soundcloud and Spotify, and plan to feature on Obscure Sound in the near future. Since you noted needing help with promotion, feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about my PR services. Thanks for sending this fantastic track! -Mike
A somber piano-driven introduction crafts an elegant yet climatic pull. The gradual escalation of intensity coincides visually with the lightning bolts in the video, capturing an electrifying effect of sorts. Similarly, the more graceful, glistening transition approaching the two-minute mark is accompanied by the moon's glow; I enjoy the visual pairings, such as these, throughout this video. The string-laden backing thereafter plays with chillingly effective results. Excellent performance throughout, with consuming songwriting on display. Agreed -- this would fit nicely in sync opportunities, particularly for films seeking a contemplative, melancholic backing. Feel free to email me at email@example.com if you'd like to learn more about my PR services, which aims for relevant sync and press opportunities. Thanks for sending this! -Mike