Cigarette – “Mood”


Washington, DC act Cigarette show a gorgeous sound on “Mood,” a consuming track from their new album Light Blues. This is a project that, throughout this album, emphasizes their ability to weave emotional lyrics and vocal performances with gently expanding melodies, full of developing guitar tones and simmering rhythms. From the soaring vocal second-half of “Soil & Green” to the overall feel of “Mood,” Light Blues is an album full of gorgeous moments — one of my favorite albums of the year thus far. “Mood” specifically is a gem, moving with an ethereal vocal presence that casts a hypnotic lull. Per the band, the track “touches on the feeling of wishing. Wishing something didn’t happen.” The track is about a close friend of the band’s, who passed away in a motorcycle accident.

Stream Light Blues in full below:

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Lush, Suave/Slacker, + Jangle-Rock.

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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