Bubble Tea and Cigarettes – “5AM Empanada with You”


Precisely as lovely as the title implies, “5AM Empanada with You” is a dreamy gem of a track from NYC-based duo Bubble Tea and Cigarettes. The patient, enveloping track features dual-layered vocal elegance, complemented by a steady rhythm section to start. Glistening guitars arrive alongside with an uptick in vocal passion, making for a series of enchanting moments through the two-minute mark. “5AM Empanada with You” maintains a hypnotic allure throughout. I’m looking forward to hearing what’s next from this duo.

The track was self-produced in the couple’s bedroom in NYC, further mixed by Anthony “Rocky” Gallo, and mastered by Greg Calbi.

“5AM Empanada with You” 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 Dream-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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