GIYA – “Upside Down”

Photo Credit: Jared Krauss

A soulful success with captivating vocal coolness and brassy adornments, “Upside Down” is a new track from South London-based artist GIYA. Lush guitars and entrancing vocals lead an initially laid-back composure, exceling around the one-minute mark as the vocals reference “the upside down,” with vibrant backing accompaniments. The ensuing verse is led by a grooving bass line this time around, the guitars creeping in as the title-forward hook re-emerges. The enjoyably dazed composure of the chorus is apt, the lyrics capturing the lure of escapism within a world full of chaos. The brassy elements add wonderfully during the conclusion, the track’s overall allure nicely representative of the consuming “upside down,” world that provides a reprieve from the daily trials.

“Upside Down” 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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