Brandon Michael – “We’re Not Young”

Photo Credit: Drew Shannon

“We’re Not Young” is an emotive, retrospective pop success from Toronto-based artist Brandon Michael. Lyrically contemplating the constantly changing nature of life, Michael’s serene lead is complemented by lush wordless backing vocal additions, conjuring a gripping sophisti-pop feeling. The soulful keys and intimate vocals lend a distinctively bedroom-pop feeling, with a captivating emotional scope that transcends such quaintness. “I know we’re not young,” the artist repeats during the moody chorus, sending chills. “Some things don’t come back again.” The understated, nocturnal tones and vocal yearning lead a fully memorable effort, one whose subtle melodic grace and passion is evident from the initial strut.

Stream the three other tracks on the We’re Not Young EP, below:

“We’re Not Young” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 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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