Raspberry Jam are a progressive-rock act from Western Massachusetts, with a new album releasing on July 5th. The stirring track “Someone Else’s Song” has me anticipating that album, showcasing a prog-rock sound with varied and interesting tones while still emphasizing a catchy, fluid melodic approach. The “discussing me, discussing you,” hurried vocal section injects a feeling of contagious anxiety into the track, with the hypnotic backing vocal reflection and psych-friendly key bounce playing well into the “sometimes it comes easily enough,” vocal hook around 01:15. The interchanging vocal deliveries both succeed, with moments past the three-minute mark — where the guitars, vocals, and key-laden bounce combine — succeeding especially well. Look out for Raspberry Jam’s new album on July 5th.
“Someone Else’s Song” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2019’ Spotify playlist.