“A Beautiful Girl In A Photograph” is a consuming track from Richard Yot, impressing a few years back with “Kings of Nothing.” This effort pursues a more synth-fronted sound. Bouncy synth/percussion establishes an engrossing feel to start. Weary-sounding vocals emerge thereafter, escalating during the “strawberry blonde,” lyrical cue alongside beautifully pulsing synths. The sense of melancholy is captured in both the vocal tone and moving synths, alongside a story that “tells the story of a once beautiful girl who is now gone.” The haunting, whisper-y synth quality at this mid-point fondly reminds of Depeche Mode, aesthetically, in addition to the vocals at 02:08. “A Beautiful Girl In A Photograph” is a stellar one.
“A Beautiful Girl In A Photograph” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2020’ Spotify playlist.