Dave Heatwave – “Turtleneck”


A cross of crooner-friendly nostalgia and synth-pop whimsy, “Turtleneck” is a winning track from Dave Heatwave. The suavely soaring “what is this game you’re playing?” hook exudes enjoyable retro-pop allure, followed by a nostalgic doo-woppy feeling within the “always find a way,” refrain — joined thereafter by melodic, spacey synths. “Turtleneck” balances synth-pop suaveness with a heartfelt, melodic sound — as if The Housemartins embraced the synth-friendly spectrum more. “Turtleneck” has me anticipating what’s next from Dave Heatwave, for certain.

Check out the track’s fun music video below:

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

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