Eli Forrest – “A Life You Saved”


“A Life You Saved” is a gorgeous, ethereal and harmonically dense track with beautiful piano work and soaring vocals. It’s a great showcasing of Eli Forrest’s talents, with a sorta Rufus Wainwright-esque penchant for emotional power stirred by orchestral flourishes and sweeping vocals. The piano melody itself hearkens to the underrated piano-laden work of Plush, particularly the album Fed. The vocals are only apparent for a minute or so, though induce a chilling sensation throughout — especially around the two-minute mark, when they assume a more ghostly instrumental role behind the trickling acoustics and piano.

Another recommendation from Forrest is “What I Needed”, a heartfelt love song that showcases less of an atmosphere, though with more heart-laden charm:

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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