The Brush – “Where”


The Brush’s “Where” is a resonating, emotive success from The Brush. The project is from Los Angeles-based musician/filmmaker Aaron Alan Mitchell, whose vocals bear a striking resemblance to the late great Mark Hollis. The full, soaring presence is initially accompanied by swelling piano, with gradual rhythmic and backing vocal additions emerging throughout. The two-minute mark starts a particularly striking sequence, where twangy guitars and nocturnal synths/keys assemble an engrossing atmospheric pull. “Where” succeeds in showcasing the artist’s strengths as a songwriter and vocalist, certainly being one of the more beautiful songs I’ve heard so far this year.

The track features Eli Thompson on bass (Father John Misty), Josh Adams on drums (Bedouine/Devendra Banhart), and Benji Lysaght (FJM, Lana Del Rey) on guitar. “Where” was mixed by Sean Cook at Sargent Recorders.

“Where” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging 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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