Blue Karma – “Empty Eyes”


A track that captivates with its psychedelic meshing of guitars and synths, Blue Karma‘s “Empty Eyes” comes via the new album Electric Retrograde. Brisk rhythms, a bursting bass line, and atmospheric synths creep forward immediately. “Every time I look into those eyes, I can’t find what’s inside,” the vocals let out amidst the synth-laden pulsations. The soaring vocal work around the 30-second mark combines with a twangy backing bounciness to easily hook, that particular vocal escalation re-emerging at points throughout, delightfully with each occurrence. A guitar emphasis past the two-minute mark shifts the track into a more rock-focused territory, adding further vigor into the excelling soundscape. “Empty Eyes” is enjoyably representative of the quality songwriting and hooky synth/guitar infusions throughout Electric Retrograde.

Stream Electric Retrograde below:

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

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

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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