brushstroke – “Lucid”


First catching my ear in October with “Freeze,” Philly-based artist brushstroke impresses again, this time with “Lucid.” Showing a sound steeped in soul and R&B influence, with a hypnotic psych-rock appeal, the track stylishly expands from quaint flickers into a bustling, confident assortment of guitar twangs and glistening synths. Suave vocals emerge with a lushly engaging backing, amping up the momentum as the two-minute mark approaches and a bass-driven push appears. Heightened rhythmic involvement meshes enjoyably with spacey synths in the final minute for a fully satisfying conclusion.

“Lucid” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of March 2021’ 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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