Obscure Sound blog

  1. “Going Places” is a melodic synth-pop gem from Bliss Nova, off their recently released album of the same name. The track is a showcase of the Toledo-based duo’s lush pop sound, alongside a vocal yearning for a brisker pace in life. An effervescent bridge just prior to the two-minute mark exudes an enchanting quality, as […]

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  2. Alex Winter and Mateusz Kosnik comprise Dublin-based duo Shaky Shack. Their bedroom-crafted alt-pop captivates on their sophomore single, “In Honey.” A brooding minimalism ushers the first minute, with an emotive uptick in vocal intensity and synth-laden warbles taking place thereafter. The descending, twangy guitar bridge — with a hint of sax — follows in beautiful […]

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  3. “Bittersweet” is the suavely successful debut single from London-based Begut, a twenty-year-old singer/songwriter originally from Zaragoza, in the North of Spain. Described as “an empowering self-acceptance story,” the track features a lush, lounge-friendly vibe that escalates alongside the artist’s soaring vocal presence. The “how I wish I could be,” vocal hook plays well in its […]

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  4. “Cala Lillies” is a strong rock track from Brooklyn-based act Good Time Mystery Vision, exuding a timeless feel with its twangy guitars and ardent vocal presence. The rousing vocal section just prior to the two-minute mark fondly reminds of My Morning Jacket. The “sweet cala lilies, don’t break my heart,” turn thereafter plays excellently too, […]

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  5. “You Already Are” is the soaring, melodic debut single from Isaac & Robi. The Los Angeles-based duo wrote the track during the several earthquakes that took place in Los Angeles over this past summer, also coinciding with personal events like moves and break-ups. The emotional time resulted in this track, with the duo commenting: “We […]

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