Premiere: Henri Bardot – “Scrub”


It’s a pleasure to premiere “Scrub,” the newest track from Henri Bardot. Previously impressing with the dreamy folk effort “Figurine,” Bardot again shows his chops as a songwriter and creator of consuming soundscapes. On “Scrub,” gentle acoustics establish a serenely consuming feel, as Bardot’s vocals elegantly emerge. About a minute in, his vocals rise with rousing melancholic allure, book-ended by ghostly wordless croons.

Per Bardot, the track “explores vulnerability, arrogance, and the dangers of changing for someone. The song centers around a mid-winter road trip the goes sideways when two partners fail to reconcile their different approaches to intimacy. The cover photo is a token of that nostalgic yet melancholic drive.”

“Scrub” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2019’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Indie Folk.

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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