Soft Shelter – “Anticipation”


“Anticipation” is a new track from California-based solo artist Soft Shelter. The effort begins with tender guitar twangs, as subtle percussion emerges alongside mellow vocals. A denser, twangier mix is apparent by the one-minute mark, with ascending vocals fitting the bill. The “anticipating the point,” vocal section around 02:10 generates an emotive, consuming quality. “Anticipation” is a solid success from Soft Shelter, with timely lyrics that capture a state of anxiety when anticipating a crisis.

The artist explains more about the track’s creative process below:

“This song developed out of a jam session with a friend. We pretty much nailed down the structure that afternoon and had the central idea in place. I then worked at it from there, adding lots of percussive elements, synths, keyboard, bass, more guitar layers, lead and backing vocals. I think people will resonate with the warmth and energy of this track as well as the main theme of anxiously anticipating an event, especially given the current global health crisis.”

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