Powder Pink & Sweet – “Grey Day”


Wrapped in a dreamy haze, “Grey Day” is a pleasing new track from Powder Pink & Sweet. Textural guitars find a comforting post-punk and shoegaze-friendly demeanor, as the sweeping vocals concoct a warming invitation reminiscent of Slowdive and Cocteau Twins. The Los Angeles-based act, formed in 2016 by Cris Verso, show well throughout. The track remains hypnotic and consistent throughout, with several catching moments. In particular, 01:20 sees a murkier bass presence amidst a more haunting vocal croon. By the following minute, the vocals assume a more ethereal, enchanted tone again. The track shows subtle melodic shifts that satiate, amidst a sturdy hypnotic backbone of rhythmic post-punk pleasantries, similar to The Chameleons UK. “Grey Day” is an enjoyable success with a dreamy sense of nostalgia.

Per the artist, the track “about longing for a different, better life, but not being able to figure out how to get there.”

“Grey Day” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 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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