Jared Doherty – “Flower”


Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jared Doherty shows his charming psych-pop arsenal on new track “Flower,” a highlight from his Small Window LP, released in November. The Kamloops, British Columbia-based musician plays in the bands Mother Sun, At Mission Dolores and Elsewhere in addition to his solo output. In fusing more traditional folk-rock from inspirations like The Byrds and Neil Young into a modern take with hints of Mac DeMarco, Doherty shows on “Flower” a suave disposition with a multitude of memorable moments — like the chime at 00:53 – “shut your eyes and look around,” – as the vocals assume the forefront in leading back to the enjoyably melodic mixture of guitars and light percussion. “Flower” is a quality showing from Doherty.

“Flower” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2018’ Spotify playlist.

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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