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hooyoosay’s “My obsession”: vintage pop-rock with a contemporary dance-feel
Mainstream indie-dance-pop seventies-rock with a post-punk twist: hooyoosay’s new single “My obsession” cannot easily be labeled with a simple one-word tag. Their rendition of the song brings a fresh and innovative, catchy and intriguing approach to a rather obscure 1967 Rolling Stones track.
Contrary to the coarse and roaring Rolling Stones signature original, hooyoosay’s whispery and sensual lead vocal interprets the song lyrics in such a way that a slightly humorous but definitely light-hearted undertone is added. The overall sound is reminiscent of late seventies rock, a good dose of Ian Dury-like characteristics being injected.
At the same time the hypnotic drum beats give the track enough of a contemporary dance-feel to possibly also appeal to listeners of Rihanna, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and the likes. Still the whole package breathes a gentle softness, clearing it from the fatiguing impact that some stellar productions occasionally might impose.
For the so-called b-side, hooyoosay chose to record Allen Toussaint’s “Pain in my heart” in a modest arrangement, as an intimate, melancholic, acoustic jazzy blues ballad.
hooyoosay is a studio recording project with loose and anonymous (hence the name hooyoosay) contributors for electric guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, organ, harmonica, vocals, electric bass, drums, percussion.
hooyoosay perform mainstream-to-indie-pop-rock and prefer music that is played by live musicians on real instruments, rather than music that is programmed on a computer and then played by samples and electronic sounds.