“Foolish to Try” is an atmospheric ballad from Mike Baretz, a singer, songwriter, and producer with an aptitude for R&B-infused pop. Baretz is also a popular performer in the NYC/Brooklyn area, featuring a solo act with a guitar, piano, and computer. The track echoes timeless love ballads in its evenly-paced yearning. Bursts of tender guitars emerge just past the two-minute mark, as the vocals take a pause. The “when I hear that voice,” vocal layering is beautifully done as well. I’m looking forward to hearing more from this rising artist.
“Foolish to Try” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2019’ Spotify playlist.