Kekko – “Past Lives”


Gorgeous track “Past Lives” is a surefire success from Kekko, the Singapore-based husband/wife duo Tim Kekko and Cherie Kekko. The track confidently shows a mixture of shoegaze and dream-pop, the initial gauzy guitars unfolding gently into Cherie Kekko’s angelic vocal touch. The touch of synths during the chorus – “just close your eyes,” – is comfortingly melodic and replay-inducing. The mid-section bridge sees flourishing, lush synths alongside wordless vocals, reminding fondly of Beach House, before transitioning back into a rock-friendly fervor. Captivating throughout, “Past Lives” is among the most melodic rock singles of the year thus far.

“Past Lives” 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 Dream-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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