Valipala – “End Of July”


Following impressive tracks like “Candygram” and “Love of My Life,” NYC-based act Valipala are back with a new EP, Bubble. Opener “End Of July” gets things started with enjoyable flair. Relaxed keys and brass adorn the verses, with spurts of brass rising as the chorus approaches. Janelle Monáe is certainly a point of comparison, stylistically. I’m also quite fond of the twinkling key-laden touches amidst the brass, around the three-minute mark — reminding fondly of Japanese city pop from the ’80s. “End Of July” is another success from Valipala.

Stream the Bubble EP in full below:

“End Of July” 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 Indie Funk and Soul.

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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