Ben Sierra – “Drifting”


The suave, intoxicating “Drifting” is a sweltering track from Ben Sierra, ahead of his album in September. A murky first minute with psych-friendly spirit evolves gorgeously into an effervescent, rousing twist past the one-minute mark. Guitar twangs, hazy vocals, and glistening keys craft a psych-rock spectacle of a sound here. An added guitar-based movement to the ensuing verses adds an additional climactic factor, leading to a final minute that captures Sierra’s consuming aesthetic in enjoyable detail, expanding upon the reveal around the one-minute mark.

Sierra writes: “This is one of those songs where you’re not trying to write anything and it’s not until you look back that you see it made complete sense in the context it was made.”

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

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

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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