Scratchy electric guitar brings listeners into “Spiral,” alt-indie artist ThxSoMch’s most recent single via Elektra.
It might be about getting high and leaving your worries and anxieties behind. It might be about things coming and going. It might be about mentally spiraling out of control. It’s about whatever the listener needs it to be about — I don’t care.
He sings with a comforting tone, vocals rising and falling, backed by steady drumming and electric guitar. The occasional screeching elements add the post-punk elements classic for a ThxSoMch.
As he seeks to ease stress – “Think I just need pills to get right” — chaos ensues. Complicated lyrics leave room for listeners to focus on the pain in his voice.
Your teeth sunk right into me, well
You sure brought me to life
Brought me to life, brought me to life
Your fear burns a hole in me
Just pour it up real high
Director Tommy Killjoy crafted a music video that matches the emotional depth of “Spiral.” A hazy aesthetic accompanies the dark sonic soundscape well, with a captivating series of short shots. Set in a junkyard, ThxSoMch appears in a junkyard among rapid scenes including blood-stained teeth and suffocation by sofa.
ThxSoMch is on the rise. His debut EP Sleez offers eight arresting tracks. Tracks like “SPIT IN MY FACE!” and “Crumbled” exude an infectious angst that draws fans in with unmatched edginess. The alternative singer’s ability to amp up the energy with gut-wrenching storytelling is intense — so it’s no surprise the star has earned more than 6 million Spotify monthly listeners as his fanbase continues to expand.
ThxSoMch wrapped up his live debut on the Sleez World Tour in September, where he traveled to seven cities throughout Europe and the United States. Watch out for more shows by connecting with the artist on his website, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Discord.
Featured photo credit to Lucas O.M.