Dream Phases – “Helen Highway”


A blissful psych-rocker from Dream Phases, “Helen Highway” delivers hazy, shimmering captivation throughout. The title-driven chorus soars amidst bursting guitars, lyrically separating two differentiating verses — the first suggesting a happy sort of complacency, while the second half shows a drive to pursue more independent vigor. The closing refrain — “sticks and stones couldn’t break her bones,” — plays effectively into a resonating conclusion. “Helen Highway” is a replay-inducing success from Dream Phases, touting a satisfyingly hypnotic psych-rock production.

“Helen Highway” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 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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