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Posted November 12, 2020 by Mike Mineo in Rock
 
 

Elevator Small Talk – “Common Ground”

An initially unassuming rocker, “Common Ground” offers several catching melodic shifts, and a conclusion that launches into wonderfully dazed psych-pop territory. The track is a thorough success from Elevator Small Talk. Hazy guitar flickering and dreamy vocals lead following the initial washed-over synth. The 40-second mark finds a lush transition with twangy, dreamy guitars and chilled-out vocals, capped by a spacey synth effect. The calming verses and melodically satisfying chorus coexist with seamless charm, as does the nostalgic rock hook at 02:05. A trippy synth envelops in the final minute, digging into friendly psych-pop territory alongside the playful guitar chirps and steady percussion. “Common Ground” is a stellar piece of songwriting from Elevator Small Talk.

Regarding the release, the band add the following: “Recently written, recorded, produced and released from a bedroom in PDX OR, this track was an experiment in combining production elements of pop and psychedelia with singer-songwriter style guitar and lyricism.”

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

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].