Posted May 21, 2019 by Mike Mineo in Rock

Nyssa – “Hey Jackie”

“Hey Jackie” is a striking track from Toronto-based artist Nyssa. Twangy guitars and understated synths converge alongside Nyssa’s vocal presence, touting a melodic rock and country feel, with lyrics that echo a generational cry for connection in the midst of anxiety-inducing expectations. “Everyone’s pregnant, my oh my,” she sings just prior to the captivating vocal escalation. “I slept in a boxcar at 30-below,” she sings shortly thereafter, emitting a spine-tingling quiver. The line “Jackie, I wanna dance with you,” begins a soaring conclusion, one that solidifies Nyssa’s power on this track. Aesthetically, I’m fondly reminded of Mitski. Look for Nyssa to have a similarly meteoric rise.

“Hey Jackie” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2019’ Spotify playlist.

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].