Single Review: Oscar Merry – Cower

Oscar Merry - Cower Artwork

Oscar Merry is driving his way forward with his new rock track ‘Cower’. The single which is from his latest EP ‘Unfurl’ is the medicine which many rock fans crave. 

The track opens with a brushing of the cymbals before a guitar melody greets us with anthemic quality. A few more guitar layers soon arrive, and before we know it, we are in the deep end with Oscar mesmerising with top-quality vocal performance. 

He sings with an orthodox style with him sounding similar to the greats including ‘Dave Grohl’ from Foo Fighters. Nevertheless, his vocals do stand out in a unique light with them taking a new direction in rock. Vocally, Oscar sings with pure courage, and his lyrics hit home with a poignant message.

Oscar often slows down the pace, and he does this tremendously well in the pre-chorus with the majority of the instruments taking a backseat before a stadium-quality chorus hits us and chucks off of our chair with their potent deliveries. The chorus is relatively short, but it does what it needs to do, and we delve deeper into the songwriter’s space with him sounding sharp with each word articulating well. 

The bridge towards the end is awe-inspiring, and it would easily send a crowd into a mosh pit frenzy with its powerful and thumping rhythm. Also, I can only imagine how incredible this track would sound live. However, it would be interesting to witness it, given that Oscar is the sole creator of the entire piece. 

You can listen to ‘Cower’ by Bristol rocker Oscar Merry by clicking here. Also, be sure to follow the singer and songwriter on his official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There is plenty more where this one came from, and the remaining tracks on his ‘Unfurl’ EP are just as colossal.

About the Author

Jack Kirby is a music journalist with plenty of years of experience in music press under his sleeve.

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