Posted August 22, 2019 by Mike Mineo in Lo-Fi Pop/Rock

Johnathon McCombe – “A Better Heart” + “When We’re Older”

Johnathon McCombe’s third studio album, Something Good, offers a pleasingly understated rock sound — taking a cue from ’60s and ’70s rock/folk nostalgia, in addition to modern slacker-friendly acts like Mac DeMarco. Among my favorites on the album is the sixth track, “A Better Heart.” Loose, twangy guitars open with a glistening allure, as McCombe’s suave vocals emerge shortly thereafter. His voice assumes a more melancholic, yearning tone amidst developing guitar tones as the one-minute mark passes, showing some nice melodic depth fairly quickly. Another highlight is “When We’re Older,” which skips along with a more ’60s-tinted feel.

Stream “When We’re Older” and the rest of the album below:

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

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