A haunting track with a wintry rock sound, “There’s Someone in Front of Me” is a track from Oregon-based project The Bradley Parsons Project. The creative outlet of Brad Parsons (also the owner of Train Sound Studio in Bend, OR), the project explores a textural, emotive aesthetic throughout new album In the Reverence to the Unknown. “There’s Someone in Front of Me” grows from creaky guitar fragments into a wistful vocal refrain, the title-referencing resonance playing alongside guitar hypnotics for a chilling effect.
The album touts a variety of soundscapes, from the lush build-up of singer/songwriter intimacy into yearning rock theatrics on “It’s Never Really Gold” to the murky, nocturnal eeriness of “How Far It Goes.” Throughout, Parsons intrigues with inventive melodic shifts and atmospheric production.
“This album is an attempt to conceptualize the emotions that someone may feel as they sit between where they came from and where they’re going,” Parsons explains. “There are moments of fear, moments of tranquility and moments of general uncertainty.”
Stream In the Reverence to the Unknown below:
“There’s Someone in Front of Me” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2021’ Spotify playlist.