Melis – “Apex”


An exploration of society’s addiction to social media, “Apex” is a consuming success from Berlin-based singer, songwriter, and producer Melis. Relaxed keys and a driving percussive flair make for a bedroom-set vein of dream-pop, alongside lushly riveting vocals that show an engrossing yearning. The two-minute mark shows a lovely meshing of spacey synths with a budding backing frequency. The whirring synths join beautifully alongside the vocals as the “have we reached the apex?” hook envelops.

Melis wrote and produced the track alongside collaborator YASHA. “Apex” comes via a five-track EP of the same name. Stream “Apex” and the rest of the EP below:

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

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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