Joy Downer – “Getaway Car”


“Getaway Car” is a memorable new track from Los Angeles artist Joy Downer, following up last year’s successful single “Plastic Wrap.” The track develops enjoyably from nonchalant lushness into a memorably hooky pop sound, with some nice rock-forward guitar work in between. Lush synths to guitar-rock and then to a very memorable hook — with each transition working without fault. This aforementioned memorable hook, occurring around 01:50, injects an effervescent synth-laden pop feel with yearning clarity. The vocals assume a slight quiver, accompanied by reflective backing vocal effects, and help assemble a moment that produces replay value in its own right. Of course, the lush beginnings and climactic bass-laden build tempt revisits as well. “Getaway Car” is a track abound with enjoyable stylistic navigation and replay-worthy melodic hooks.

“Getaway Car” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 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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