Damon Mitchell – “License Plate”


After impressing with the track “Elise” in January, Indiana-based singer/songwriter Damon Mitchell shows more from his EP of the same name, with new track “License Plate.” His spirited, melodic presence guides an arrangement with a country-ish twang, with strings and harmonica emerging as melodic leaders at various points. Mitchell presents a fun sort of no-frills listening experience, one that hearkens back to traditional folk with the shine of modern production. “Music has power. It is an act of creation,” Mitchell says. “It is a language. Music is a conduit to something bigger than ourselves; something far beyond us. It is a conduit, and yet is simply how we tell our stories.” Story-telling and traditional folk melodies run rampant throughout this enjoyable new EP. Aesthetically, I’m reminded of Deacon Blue.

Stream the EP in full below:

“License Plate” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2019’ 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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