Iris Hill – “Buona Notte”


Israel-based rock band Iris Hill tout strong songwriting and a nicely climactic feel throughout new track “Buona Notte.” The band notes a point of comparison as Phoenix, a band I’m reminded of as the quick-swiping guitar trickles emerge in the first minute. The “go to sleep, I wanna lose my mind,” section around 01:20 features a gorgeous textural pull alongside the vocals, followed by an infectiously buzzing assortment of keys and guitars. The clanging sound during the “what’s your next step,” vocal pull at 02:15 is another enjoyable flourish. Overall, “Buona Notte” is a consuming track with superb production and a hooky melodic pull, off the band’s release Cutting Corners.

Per the band:

“The song is about a man who waits for his girlfriend to fall asleep, so he could have a few minutes for himself after a difficult night of arguing. The song was inspired by a scene from the TV show “Master Of None”, The original version of the song had a sample from the scene in it, but due to copyrights, it was replaced. The song was produced by Noam Levinberg.”

“Buona Notte” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 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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