Andrew Reed – “Strangers”


Evoking an anthemic ’80s rock feel, “Strangers” is a track with ample charisma from Andrew Reed. The chugging guitars, rousing lead, and synth-laden undercurrent make for a firmly nostalgic sound that would make Bon Jovi proud. And as all ’80s anthems should succeed in their hook, this one does; its “baby, we’re two strangers,” hook plays with convincing allure. A playful guitar solo around 02:30 adds nicely, as well. “Strangers” will no doubt delight fans of ’80s rock.

“Strangers” comes from Reed’s new album As a Bird in the Air….

Reed says the following about the album’s creative process:

“I took a year (2019) to think about things…and go as deep into Life as I could…isolating myself at the cabin…away from social media…going into high vibrational states…the result…a “lightness” came… as a bird of the air. A concept album of songs about human frustrations & dilemmas – love, time, money, relationships, spirituality, loss, lack, longing, loneliness and being wronged… I dedicated myself to art and beauty…and the pursuit of truth… I drifted into states where I could not function well in the world…”

“Strangers” and other memorable tracks released in April can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 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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