Inside Mood – “Fever Dream”


Touting a murky, jazz-tinged vein of bedroom-pop reminiscent of King Krule and Puma Blue, “Fever Dream” is a consuming new track from Inside Mood. The track was written about “confusing love and its effects on mental health.” The project of San Francisco-based students/multi-instrumentalists Adam Ruthenbeck and Dominic Rubio, Inside Mood shows a firm grasp of their stylistic direction here. Ruthenbeck’s production — inspired by Dilla-style hip-hop alongside jazz, soul, and pop — meshes beautifully with Rubio’s lyrical and vocal work. The suave vocals and hazily hypnotic rhythm section consume throughout, resulting in a track whose vibe is very easy to get lost within.

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Serene Rainy Days.

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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