Ethan Ast – “Don’t Get Comfortable”


The second track from Ethan Ast, “Don’t Get Comfortable” is an engrossing track infusing soaring, spacey pop vibes with blistering psych-rock adornments. Lush verses contrast enjoyably with more bursting chorus, with a psych-friendly mix of guitars and hints of spacey synths (01:50) playing well and emerging seamlessly. A guitar solo follows in the closing minute, delectably guiding into a more serene, psychedelic closing seconds. In the first minute, as tranquil verses glide into a strongly melodic spectacle, Ast’s stellar songwriting becomes fully apparent. I’m looking forward to what’s next.

Ast elaborates more on the track’s inspiration below:

“My inspiration for the song comes from my struggle with anxiety. I wanted the chorus and verse to be ‘bipolar’ in a sense, by changing up the chord progression and creating a huge sound that contradicts the verse. I wanted the listener to be transported somewhere else and create a floating sensation. I incorporated elements of indie, rock and synths to create a song that takes you through a journey that is unexpected but easy to follow along.”

“Don’t Get Comfortable” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 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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