Sonoride – “The Riddle Queen”



Based out of Stockholm, Sonoride is a trio led by songwriter and vocalist Tobbe Petersson. Combined with haunting trickling acoustics and a solemn lead, new track “The Riddle Queen” entrances from the get-go, assuming a melancholic fantasy-like feel as the dancing keys intertwine with the acoustics and vocals. The approach reminds me of a more emotional, atmospheric vein of The Delays. The influence of classic folk-minded groups like Simon & Garfunkel is apparent in the acoustic implementation specifically, though noted inspirations like Bon Iver and Iron & Wine also lend a bit to Sonoride’s engrossing sound. “The Riddle Queen” is a beautifully played, emotional track with the potential to run chills down your spine.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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