Dan Friese – “Greener”


“Greener” is a moving folk track from Dan Friese, via the Oregon-based artist’s recent album Somewhere Brighter. Gentle piano flourishes emerge alongside solemn acoustics and ardent vocals, aesthetically reminiscent of Tallest Man on Earth. “It’s a fate, that I wanna know,” Friese sings. “It’s a place, that I wanna go.” The piano trickles appear sporadically amidst the steady warm acoustical backbone, adding an emotive chill that enthralls. An atmospheric harmonica addition in the final minutes adds a similarly captivating charm. “Greener” is enjoyably exemplary of Friese’s intimately engaging songwriting and haunting melodic tendencies.

Stream Somewhere Brighter in full below, also including previously featured track “Time to Sing“:

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Folk.

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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