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  • Writer's pictureSharanya Nadar

Unraveling the ingenious track, 'It's Payback Time' from Onemac Project's latest album, 'The Hermit Speaks'

Onemac Project's latest album, "The Hermit Speaks," is a thrilling exploration of creativity without boundaries.


Monochrome, Men, Suit, Musicians, Guitar, Hat, Glasses
Michael MacMohan & James O'Conner

The track, "It's Payback Time," stands out as a gritty narrative on the consequences of a life gone astray. The haunting lyrics, backed by a symphony of jazz-inspired instruments and ethereal women's voices, create an atmosphere both anxiety-ridden and cinematic at the same time. The narrative unfolds like a noir film, with a protagonist facing the consequences of turning a blind eye to their deeds.



A standout lyric that I find very clever: "Like a slug betrayed by its trail of slime." This lyric captures the theme of the song, emphasizing that no misdeed goes unnoticed. It's a poetic reminder that every choice leaves a trace, and eventually, the cycle completes itself.


Onemac Project's 'The Hermit Speaks' sets a higher standard for the rest of their tracks, urging listeners into an authentic, emotionally charged experience—an exploration worth savoring.


Dive into the tune here


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