drown in lavender – “Stuck/Salome”


A dream-pop delight from Japanese band drown in lavender, “Stuck/Salome” traverses with late-night guitar tones, accompanying a lushly understated vocal lead to start. The steady build crafts a hypnotic spell. A slight smattering of piano precedes an anthemic vocal rise and more prominent guitar textures. An added, soaring guitar tone past the two-minute complements wordless vocal enthusiasm, with excellent results. “Stuck/Salome” entrances effortlessly with a dream-pop sound that builds cohesively into a rousing rock-friendly sound.

“Stuck/Salome” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2021’ Spotify playlist.

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

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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