Andrea Cormier – “Sea Spells”


The dreamy and enveloping “Sea Spells” is a lovely track from Andrea Cormier, a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter presently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. ’60s psych-folk is a prominent influence, showcased in the track’s understated and haunting melodic pull. The entrancing effects are prominent especially when the woodwind-like synth backing takes form alongside the gentle 12-string guitar line, just after the one-minute mark. The overlapping vocal layers during the finale is also spine-chilling. Similar to Marissa Nadler’s ability to intertwine dreamy nostalgia with modern folk sounds, Andrea Cormier shows a strong aesthetic throughout “Sea Spells.”

“Sea Spells” is the second single off Cormier’s upcoming album Creatures of Illusion, out May 8th.

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

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

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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