Montreal-based duo MR-63 cast a dream-like charm throughout “Strings From A Dragging Hand,” where a textural rhythm section combines with lush vocals for an enchanting dream-pop feel. They cite The Cure, circa their Disintegration era, as a chief influence, in addition to Lush and Cocteau Twins. The track title comes via the act of dragging a hand across the keyboard, an occurrence throughout this recording. The tranquil bass line and lo-fi backing strings concoct a backbone throughout that meshes beautifully with Allison Martel’s vocals.
Look for another single from the duo out later this month.
“Strings From A Dragging Hand” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2021’ Spotify playlist.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-Pop.