Butter Bath – “Back Home Old Buddy”

Artwork by Finn Rees

Showing a dreamy vein of synth-laden rock that builds into a blissful chorus, “Back Home Old Buddy” is a newly released track from Butter Bath, the Sydney-based project of Toby Anagnostis. Jangly guitars and debonair vocals in the verses glide quickly into an effervescent chorus, where the vocals heighten in pitch amidst synth-based pulsations. A delightful bridge at 02:17 shows a yearning, emotively captivating feel, with twinkling guitars accompanying a more downcast vocal feeling. With a captivating melody and just the right amount of structural variation, Butter Bath’s “Back Home Old Buddy” consumes.

Per the artist: “‘Back Home Old Buddy’ was inspired by a collection of stories told to me by friends living with intellectual disability about the significance of relationship with family.”

Artwork by Finn Rees

“Back Home Old Buddy” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2020’ Spotify playlist.

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