Premiere: Barry Carroll – “Better”


Released today from Barry Carroll, “Better” is an upbeat folk-pop gem. Impressing with the track “Faye” last month, Carroll continues to show an accessible, melodic sound. “Better” pursues a more organic folk sound. Following initial pleasantries, strings beautifully complement a vocal duet in the second half. “Don’t let life pass you by,” the track concludes with, a charming ending following the feel-good vibes. “Faye” and “Better” have me anticipating the upcoming full-length from Carroll, out later this year.

“Better” 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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