Juniper – “Regret”


Boston act Juniper just released the suavely melodic track “Regret” and its accompanying music video. Starting with wordless vocal harmonizing and peppy guitar work, a moment that’s enjoyably repeated at points throughout, the track quickly unveils a smooth vocal presence. “Regret” starts with catchy engagement from the get-go — hazy guitars and peppy power-pop vocals combine for a pleasant, fluttering feel. The lead vocals emerge shortly thereafter with lush appeal, with the bridge at 00:43 touting a more soulful fervor, the instrumentation pausing around the 55-second mark – “in love with my best friend,” hook – to bring us back into the very pleasant verses. Aesthetically, I’m reminded very fondly of Dr. Dog.

Juniper are a band out of the greater Boston area that has been together since the Spring of 2017. They have played venues such as the Cantaab Lounge, The Middle East, The Center for Arts Natick (TCAN) in Natick, MA, and various house and private parties in and around Boston and Massachusetts.

The band released their debut 5-song EP in the Fall of 2017, titled Juniper. Since then they’ve released three more singles: “Like It Used To,” “Heavy Heart (Acoustic),” and “Regret.” The latter is the most recent release, featuring a music video directed and edited by Nick Romano.

They also have a Kickstarter to help with funding their forthcoming album. Check it out here.

“Regret” 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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