Laura Wolf – “Cross Your Mind”


“Cross Your Mind” is an alluring new track from Laura Wolf, currently based in Providence, RI. Woodwinds and strings navigate with a free-spirited effervescence, especially upon the vocal rise just past the one-minute turn. Wolf’s vocals soar with a shimmering quality, meshing aptly with the bustle of the instrumentation. “Do I cross your mind?” Wolf asks in the conclusion, amidst a delightful array of bursting symphonic textures, certainly leaving a memorable imprint. “Cross Your Mind” is a chamber-pop delight.

Wolf explains more about the release below:

“This song is about strangers that didn’t used to be strangers. It’s just as much about self-discovery as it is coming into my own as a producer.

The first single off of my upcoming EP (out on Whatever’s Clever 11/12), “Cross Your Mind” is intricate, dense, and playfully off-kilter, packed with home cooked lush sound design and cello. It’s a chamber-pop exploration of loneliness that tumbles and adheres to a driving beat, airy flutes and cello, and gritty bass.

I remember walking back and forth in my parent’s attic in the early days of the pandemic- I had already arranged the main theme for the song, but hadn’t yet found the right words for the type of loneliness I was feeling. Loneliness sometimes manifests for me as an absence of longing, a void that echoes with shared experiences, from the intimate to the mundane. The words unfurled from that echo-chamber in a collage of both memories and sounds and what resulted was a unique strain of pop.”

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