Alex Siegel – “Good Leg”

“Good Leg” produces one of the most immediately gratifying sounds I’ve heard all year. Santa Monica, California-based Alex Siegel works his relaxed, melodic vocals around a refreshing array of Latin-tinged acoustics and percussion, with the stunning hook beginning at 01:09 utilizing a blissful backing vocal harmony that elevates this naturally captivating aesthetic. It’s an excellent chorus that gravitates just enough from the verse to captivate, while still retaining the originally enticing sound. Siegel certainly recalls the likes of Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, and Jens Lekman in mixing easy-breezy melodies with heartfelt, lyrical yearning and a timeless vocal delivery. If this is any indication, his upcoming album Röykkä – releasing on May 20th – promises to be something very special.

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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