A Bad Think – ‘Falling Star’

Performing as A Bad Think, Michael Marquart is no stranger to exploration of uncharted waters, as exemplified by his previous eight albums. ‘Falling Star’, the second track to drop from his latest, the double LP, ‘Savior’, is sombre and haunting, with an equally atmospheric music video.

With layers of softly-strummed chords, effects-heavy and sustained synths, A Bad Think creates an orchestral sound without the use of an orchestra. His vocals are restrained and breathy, evoking a feeling of mournfulness, which are soon joined by an up-tempo beat and scant percussion, gradually rising in texture and tone, reminiscent of Pink Floyd. The video is simple: Marquart is shown playing guitar, slowly being surrounded by encroaching fog, before he wanders off down some mysterious corridors, Indiana Jones style in his Stetston. It’s a gorgeously compelling track, with the focus on his brilliant guitar work and vocals.

You can find out more about A Bad Think from his official website, Twitter, and Facebook.

Read what we had to say about his previous release, ‘Feel Me’, here.

A Bad Think - Falling Star

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