JRtheBand – “Footprints in the Sand”


Previously impressing with the tracks “Statue” and “Good Gracious Love,” JRtheBand succeeds again with the engaging “Footprints in the Sand.” Percussive pit-pats and vibrant acoustics give way to JR’s soaring vocal power to start. The “never had it better,” hook plays like a fresh summer breeze, capped off by a tender guitar twang punctuation. The “don’t you ever say never,” bridge around 02:25 shows a successful change-up, indicative of JRtheBand’s knack for interesting melodic hooks and structural transitions. JRtheBand’s lively song structures, ardent vocal melodies, and shimmering production makes for a stirring sound.

“Footprints in the Sand” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 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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