’59 – “Room for Three”


The eerily consuming “Room for Three” is the debut single from ’59, a project led by Bay Area writer and producer Ryan Ehresman. As the lyrics recount a “story of climbing trees in Oakland,” hypnotic synth swirls and tender guitar twangs assemble an engrossing soundscape. A chordal shift at 02:26 adds a darker tint, helping conclude the track with satisfying delight. The “back at me,” reflection is capped by melodic guitar adornments throughout, combining with steady percussion and the fluid synths for a striking aesthetic.

“Room for Three” is the opening track from ’59’s new EP of the same name, showcasing a hypnotic vein of synth-guided psych-pop. Stream the rest of the EP below, including the excellent “Mary Cowell”:

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

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