Several tracks from Niki Moss’ debut album Gooey, releasing May 10th, have already impressed. “Soylent Green” and “There Must Be Something in the Water” stood out as exemplary of the sound Niki Moss is churning out, valuing psych-pop sentiments with excellent production and a dreamy vocal presence. Niki Moss is the alias for multi-instrumentalist Miguel Vilhena, also founder of the label Pontiaq, lead vocalist of the psychedelic rock band Savanna, and producer of various Portuguese indie bands.
The album’s latest release – “Avalanches” – is an ethereal psych-popper featuring a guitar-led chorus with melodic appeal. The artist describes the track as being “about boredom, about wanting to leave, about getting smashed by the avalanches of reality that block your path and keep pushing you back. It’s also a song about not belonging and not really aiming to belong either.” With multiple tracks from Gooey already impressing and being featured, it’s no secret that I’ll be enjoying this album upon its release in less than two weeks.
“Avalanches” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2019’ Spotify playlist.