“Queen of the Sky” is a moving folk effort, featuring strings and dual-layered vocals in addition to the brooding acoustics. The track comes from Vancouver singer/songwriter DG Adams’ latest album, Nest of Vipers, which touts many similarly moving alt-folk efforts. “While writing this record, which I had already titled Nest Of Vipers,” Adams says. “Near Cancún, Mexico, someone asked me if I knew what Cancún meant in the Mayan language. Nope. ‘Nest of snakes.’ That got me fired up!” The artist, who previously impressed with tracks “This Song Is Not True” and fellow album cut “Vegas,” shows his talent in constructing consuming, retrospective folk soundscapes with though-provoking lyrics and ample vocal emotion.
Cover artwork credits: Painting by Irina Miroslava; Graphic design by Jo Bates.
“Queen of the Sky” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2019’ Spotify playlist.