Channeling an emotional croon and serene soundscape fondly reminiscent of Frank Ocean, “Pareidolia” is a beautiful showing from Pittsburgh-based artist Isaac Lewis. It’s the last peak at Lewis’ new album – also called Pareidolia – before its release. ” I started writing this song over a year ago, and it’s taken on a few different forms along the way, but ultimately I just wanted to make something that was entrancing,” Lewis explains.
The wait paid off, as the production is gorgeously laid-back and fitting around the track’s theme of stimulus triggers, specifically the kinds that “can make me smile.” Lewis is a gifted songwriter able to craft genuine moods of captivating yearning, combining with a smooth-as-butter vocal presence and faultless production for a very memorable effort. I look forward to the album in its entirety.
“Pareidolia” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2018’ Spotify playlist.