Kristina Stykos – “State Line Diner”


“State Line Diner” is a highlight from Vermont-based artist Kristina Stykos’ most recent album, River of Light The suave, nearly stream-of-conscious feel to the vocals works well alongside the twangy, building guitar presence. The “state line diner / comin’ up fast,” chorus evokes feelings of a long road trip coming to an end, with the soothing backing vocal touch especially. A soulful guitar solo follows, with a tender-loving feel. “State Line Diner” touts a warming, familiar sound that emphasizes Stykos’ strengths as a songwriter.

Stream the album in full below:

“State Line Diner” and other memorable tracks released in January can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2019’ Spotify playlist.

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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