‘Afterglow’ is the dark and brooding euphoric dichotomy that is the latest single from Edinburgh outfit Mt. Doubt.
Those of you who are familiar with the much acclaimed first album My Past Is A Quiet Beast, will not be surprised by the force of which this song hits you.
It is quite simply one of the best tracks of the year, released by Scottish Fiction and produced by Mark Morrow (The Winter Tradition), the single is a masterclass in dark dynamic and uplifting, mood shifting melody.
Mixing the deep timbre of Leo Bargery’s smoky vocal with a metronomic and pop-infused melody, this is a song for a Scottish summer; beautifully disjointed and all encompassing; it is simply wonderful.
The new album in Awe of Nothing is just released and already an air of anticipation is following everything Bargery touches; a regular now on the gig circuit in Scotland and various festival appearances this year will establish Mt. Doubt as one of the hottest prospects currently in Scotland.
If you do one thing this year, get along to see Mt. Doubt live.
Words: Bobby Motherwell