Maybird – “Open Your Eyes”


“Open Your Eyes” is a hypnotic new track from Maybird, soaring with elements of psychedelic pop and folk. Impressing previously with tracks “In Technicolor (For The First Time)” and “The Story,” the Rochester, NY-based project continues to strut a powerful, memorable sound. “Open Your Eyes” opens with lyrics reflecting a world in stillness, with a sort of somber retrospection. “Time just passes by,” the lyrics bemoan amidst lush acoustical trickles and vocal harmonizing. The second half impresses with chilling vocal effects (reminiscent of Thom Yorke) and spacey synth-forward incorporation. “Open Your Eyes” is another winner from Maybird.

Singer/songwriter Josh Netsky says the following about the track: “I wrote ‘Open Your Eyes’ a while before the pandemic hit, but it now feels very much like it fits that era. It’s kind of about moping around inside all day, not wanting to get out of bed, or feeling like there is a reason to…”

“Open Your Eyes” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 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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