“We Disappeared” is a gem of a psych-folk track from Human Barbie, a project formed in 2018 by Los Angeles-based songwriter Christopher Leopold. Aesthetically reminiscent of The Shins and The Kinks, and specifically the ability to craft hypnotic and hazy pop hooks within a folk-minded psychedelic soundscape, the track consumes easily. The “and we both disappear,” conclusion is wrapped in an enjoyably murky haze, inducing a blissfully melodic state that glows with psych-friendly warmth.
The effort was self-recorded with 1/2″ analog tape, undergoing a “painstaking and deliberate” recording process (“captured and mixed with 100% analog effects, reverb, and performance techniques”).
The track is an indicator of what to expect throughout Get a Life, Human Barbie’s forthcoming debut album. The release is described by the artist as a “washed-out vignette of a boy and a girl, lost in a hypnotic unreality of love and sorrow.”
“We Disappeared” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2019’ Spotify playlist.