Premiere: Parts – “False Dreams”

Photo: Tomer Fuchs

Premiering today, “False Dreams” is the first single from the debut album of rock trio Parts, based out of Tel Aviv. A rollicking guitar kicks things off, aided further by a vibrant rhythm section that’s reminiscent of Radiohead’s stellar backing, with shades of later-era Talk Talk as well. The soaring vocals work wonderfully in the midst of this bustling presentation, the clearer and tropical-tinged chorus at 01:10 providing an infectious change of pace. The verses/chorus contrast works in a striking and engaging manner.

Per the band and songwriter Bar Huss, insomnia is a prominent theme of the track. They write: “Behind the depiction of sleep depriving sounds and ideas a deeper meaning is slowly revealed. The loneliness of the person awake while all around everyone’s asleep, an allegory for living within a ‘lost society,’ blissfully unaware of the realities around it, just outside the door, in a nearby alley or over the border.”

The video clip for the single, below, was created by Ilan Bar, capturing the track’s nocturnal feel and the thematic pursuit of “false dreams” with the tendency of fate being unkind.

“False Dreams” 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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