Stray Fossa – “Are You Gonna Be Okay”


“Are You Gonna Be Okay” continues an impressive string of releases from Stray Fossa, the Charlottesville, VA act that impressed with tracks “Eyze” and “These Days” last year. Evident again is a sound that compares favorably to Wild Nothing, with nocturnal synths and lush guitar jangles combining with a sweetly melodic vocal presence. The sporadic presence of synths make for an effective feel in the chorus. Also playing engagingly is the “are you gonna be okay?” bass-crawling bridge, just past the one-minute mark. “Are You Gonna Be Okay” is a lovely, wintry track from Stray Fossa, who are prepping “an east coast tour in early 2020 and a spring season spent back in the studio.”

“Are You Gonna Be Okay” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2020’ 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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