Posted August 24, 2020 by Mike Mineo in Baroque/Chamber-Pop

Amaury Laurent Bernier – “Groundhog May”

Amaury Laurent Bernier shows a charming pop sound throughout new album 34 Days in Lockdown. Written, recorded, produced, and mixed in the referenced time-frame, the seven tracks show a pop-friendly whimsy with bouncy, addictive charm — aesthetically reminding me of B.C. Camplight and other Brian Wilson inspirations. In a more modern sense, Elliott Smith and BC Camplight. Lots of goodness within. On the opening track “Groundhog May,” the “nobody cares,” hook leads wonderfully into a bouncy, melodic hook; the track captivates throughout. “Stories” also has a catching vibe with folk-friendly charm reminiscent of Elliott Smith.

Stream the pleasant 34 Days in Lockdown below:

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

Mike Mineo

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