The Baylands – “Second Try”


A mellow delight from California-based band The Baylands, “Second Try” haunts with enveloping vocal harmonies and retrospective lyrics, exploring childhood reminiscence, a yearning for freedom, and the vital role of self-love. “We’re all looking for the love of our lives,” the vocals let out over subtle guitar murmurs. The “all that I am,” vocal escalation thereafter features reflective harmonizing and flickers of guitars, driving gorgeously to the chorus. Emitting a soulful ’70s singer/songwriter nostalgia in the vein of Fleetwood Mac, “Second Try” is an accomplishment from The Baylands.

“Second Try” 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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