Posted September 14, 2021 by Mike Mineo in Funk

Sage. – “Stray Cat” (feat. Young Wabo)

Taking root in funk, jazz, and hip-hop, “Stray Cat” is a fun new track from Orlando-based trio Sage., alongside Young Wabo‘s consuming final-minute verse. “Stray Cat” explores scat singing and brassy soaring to start alongside funky guitar-laden vibrancy. “Let’s go away to a place where lovers grow,” the smooth initial vocals let out. “We could kick it back, relax, and cruise,” signals a peppy rise, capped off by a punctuating brass-heavy expression. The pulsing brass during the chorus hooks, as does Young Wabo’s concluding verse. “Stray Cat” is a fun, eclectic production from Sage. and Young Wabo.

Sage. elaborate more on the track below:

“We took influence from all over the place on this one — the instrumental has roots in jazz, hip hop, and funk; the vocal melodies draw from neo soul greats like Eryka Badu and Moonchild; and the production, mix, and master flow from a combination of the early 2000s lofi rock we grew up on and the hyper-compressed boom bap that has us bopping our heads today.”

“Stray Cat” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2021’ Spotify playlist.

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].