Nolan Trotter – “Ember Days”


Concocting a dreamy pull within a pulsing, spacey production, “Ember Days” is a quality track from Nolan Trotter, from his new album Mindstream. The initial joining of bass alongside the vocals and guitar reminds fondly of Parklife-era Blur, while the synth-fronted glisten thereafter concocts a feeling more akin to Dent May. There are fragments of familiarity throughout, though ample originality overall in the blending of hypnotic rock and pysch-pop. The piano-laden backing touch past the three-minute mark adds nicely to the hypnotic glow, capping off a success from Trotter, a prolific artist who already had three albums out at the age of 17.

The track was created by Trotter over the course of two years, working alongside mixing engineer Ben Etter (Deerhunter).

“Ember Days” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 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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