What would you say makes a true musician stand out? Having great music, individuality, and a great image, perhaps? Coor Brow-Obles ticks all the boxes. Instantly drawing you in with his notable ‘Marc Bolan meets Robert Smith‘ style, Coor is an alternative artist with layers of vibrance. From his dark eyeliner that addresses a bold, mysterious side to his attire, to the haunting melodies that lie within his latest track, this artist has everything covered.
Quickly stating he’s a golden asset to the gothic rock industry within his latest single, Coor began his music journey and gained success with University punk band Turtle Circles. Now taking center stage and going solo, Coor returns with the latest single ‘A History of Violence’, which is moody and somewhat sinister.
An artist not following your typical, ‘mainstream’ rulebook, Coor Brow-Obles may not hit critical acclaim standards and that’s simply because chart, or mainstream music in general, is different from the music he makes. ‘A History of Violence’ begins with a mellow bass-line before being somewhat over-powered by a hard-hitting drum pattern that jives throughout the track. The single has a repetitive introduction before anything really sticks out.
Taking a while to get into the track’s full arrangement, when Coor’s vocals do enter, they’re not what you expect. A monotone voice that glides through the key with its eyes closed, the vocals stand out mainly because they’re not note-perfect. Giving the track a sort of tense feeling, the vocals are the same throughout, not giving any sort of power to the track’s dynamic. With added guitar solos and the bass-line following the track’s main melody, there’s no real structure to the song. To add a real intensity, maybe shortening the introduction would bring the track to life a bit more.
If you’re not into listening to alternative music with a fierce cutting edge to the arrangement, then Coor’s music might not be for you, but if you’re someone that’s constantly looking for an innovative sound, this artist IS for you.
“A History of Violence” stands out mainly because of its gothic style. Not for the faint-hearted, this track requires your full attention solely because it’s different. A track that definitely needs to be played a couple of times to fully understand its endeavors, after a few listens, you’ll be craving more.
Not like something you’d hear in the charts (thank goodness, we’ve got enough of that), Coor Brow-Obles is doing his own thing without a care of what anyone else thinks.