Alex Siegel – “Headspin”


California-based Alex Siegel impressed mightily with his 2017 tracks “Good Leg” and “Easy“, reminding of Paul Simon and Cat Stevens in an easy-breezy vein of folk with lyrical power and wit. His new track “Headspin” pursues a different – though equally successful – stylistic realm, one with a bouncy piano backbone and late-night synth adornments accompanying a more subdued vocal presence. Atmospheric and melodically caressing, the track really shows its hook-y charm toward the end, when Siegel repeats “round and round” over beautiful, twinkling keys with a timeless appeal. 02:10 onward is bliss.

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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