Beach Fuzz – “The Difference Between”


A fun rocker from Philly band Beach Fuzz, “The Difference Between” is their first foray into a psychedelic sound — embracing “more synths and spacey FX” than previous releases. Bursting guitar tones grow from a mellow keyboard line, building to a stellar melodic hook — “looking for a way around.” The chorus concludes enjoyably with a perky piano-laden charm. A bridge past the two-minute mark matches a catching vocal shift, gearing seamlessly back into the chorus. “The Difference Between” is a hooky rock delight from Beach Fuzz, complete with an exuberant music video that exudes happiness.

The band describe the track as “about a character having relationship issues but always avoiding confrontation, therefore finding himself in cycles of self-doubt and frustration. The intensity of the song grows with the character’s own disdain, culminating in a barrage of synths and crashes. Female backing vox in the choruses help to bring out the idea of relationship conflict by giving a faux sense of a duet.”

“The Difference Between” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2021’ Spotify playlist.

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

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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