Premiere: Decorator – “Fences”


We’re happy to premiere “Fences,” a soulful pop delight from Los Angeles based quartet Decorator. Dreamy synths are quickly perked up by trickling guitars, the ensuing vocals exuding a soulful charisma. The “just wanna play my guitar,” bridge enamors with the acoustical backing and smatterings of keys. A piano-forward bridge around 02:20 delights, with a melodic vocal switch-up and glistening backing synths gearing into a satisfying conclusion, complemented by savvy vocal production work within the “folding under pressure,” line. “Fences” engages with melodic charm throughout.

“Fences” is Decorator’s second single from forthcoming EP Gentleman’s Sweep, out in early April. The track was recorded in three different studios over the course of two years, described by the band as “about struggling through the pain and boredom of each day and wanting to leave it all behind to lie on a rock under the desert night sky in solitude.”

“Fences” 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 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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