COOL HEAT – “Tender”


“Tender” is a consuming track from COOL HEAT, a Chicago-based project. A nocturnal, dreamy quality is apparent from the get-go with the lush vocals and guitar jangles. Much of the track’s second half is a textural expansion of jangly guitars, exuding a gliding, brisk emotive quality alongside minimalist percussion and faintly shimmering keys. Playing like a more contemplative Wild Nothing track, “Tender” is a surefire winner from COOL HEAT. I’m definitely looking forward to hearing more from this rising project.

“Tender” 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 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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