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Posted November 22, 2021 by Mike Mineo in Pop
 
 

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.

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