The Crowleys – “Clarice”

Photo taken by Jamie MacLean (@jamemaclean)

Hailing from Hamilton, Ontario, The Crowleys craft a moody, gripping sound on new track “Clarice.” Wavy synths and crisp guitar jangles build steadily, with dual vocals emerging just prior to the one-minute mark. The vocals and rhythm section lead for a few moments, before the lovely guitars and synths emerge again. The “I don’t know / we were stoned,” chorus resonates with ample success, especially the “I was so lonely,” conclusion. Synths, guitars, melodic vocals, and consistent rhythms combine to make “Clarice” an atmospheric and melodic winner from this rising act.

The Crowleys worked with producers Michael Keire and their own Cohen Wylie to create the track. The band says the following about the track:

“Clarice” is about an uncertainty within yourself when struggling with mental health issues, as well as the lingering feelings of loneliness and sorrow that come with those experiences. Though the song is not about a specific person or event, it pulls from real emotions and a motivation to delve deeper into oneself.

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Shoegaze / Post-Punk / Dream-Pop.

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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