Premiere: Max Helgemo – “Slide Away”


The lushly melodic “Slide Away” is a track released today from Max Helgemo, whose breezy vocal presence and tender guitar twangs lead an easy-listening success. Helgemo’s pleasant, melodic songwriting came in handy over the three years he worked as the musician-in-residence at a hospital, playing songs for patients. These one-on-one musical performances helped hone Helgemo’s songwriting, with the intimacy of such performances playing a powerful role in future lyrical and melodic constructions.

Growing from a simple percussive backdrop and shimmering, stirring acoustics, “Slide Away” expands into a crisp rhythm section, twangy guitar adornments, and soaring vocals. The reflective, easy-going track is a very easy listen. “I was reflecting on why I do that sometimes, and how it’s my way of asserting my freedom or something; It also just made me laugh and I wanted to capture my amusement,” Helgemo says of the newly released “Slide Away.”

Upcoming Shows:

06.15.19 – Chicago, IL – Sofar Chicago
06.19.19 – Orlando, FL – Sofar Orlando
06.27.19 – Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic
08.02.19 – Chicago, IL – Sofar Chicago
08.03.19 – Chicago, IL – Sofar Chicago

“Slide Away” 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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