The Blemish – “California”


“California” is an exciting funk stomper that’s a great way to bring in a sunny weekend. Based out of Los Angeles, The Blemish is comprised of Bo Haan – a lawyer-turned-musician who turned heads with his cover album Funkified – and Emin Karimi, who has been involved as a professional composer and producer ever since he was a child. The duo certainly has the funk aesthetic down pat, with the “California dancin'” vocal choral effect combining beautifully with the glitzy synths (especially in the ascending twinkling bridge) and funk guitars. The structure and tone are lovably familiar, an original take on the funk revivalism that has been ascending pop charts the past few years with acts like Bruno Mars.

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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