willolux – “Safe Spaces”


“Safe Spaces” is a great piece of songwriting from willolux, the project of Canadian singer/songwriter Kristina Emmott. First catching my ear with the track “Modern Day Maestro” two years ago, willolux again shows a very melodic sound with a dose of ’90s nostalgia. Here, there’s an Elliott Smith-esque yearning in the vocal tone and guitar progression, also reminding of Neko Case and The New Pornographers’ harmonizing capacities. The “buried in the wind,” vocal hook succeeds especially, especially in preceding the organ-backed section around 01:50, which then leads into an excellent guitar-fronted bridge. “Safe Spaces” is another gem from willolux.

“Safe Spaces” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 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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