Novelty Island – “Jaunty View”


Impressing with the track “Saturn Alarms” in January, Novelty Island continues to showcase a gripping, creative psych-pop array on new track “Jaunty View.” Full of wonderful structural and melodic twists, the track is further indication of Tom McConnell’s songwriting talents — which succeed in a particularly timeless vein. From the excited key-laden charm rounding the one-minute mark to the joyous psych-pop vocal harmonizing a minute later, the track’s adventurous spirit is evident early. Its second half shows a climactic, anthemic charm in the concluding repeating vocals. “Jaunty View” is a delight.

“Jaunty View” precedes the forthcoming EP Suddenly On Sea, out in August.

“Jaunty View” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2020’ Spotify playlist.

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