Aminta Skye – “Ring Around the Sun”

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“Ring Around the Sun” is the standout debut single from Los Angeles-based artist Aminta Skye. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter touts a stirring vocal presence, on display throughout the track alongside trickling acoustics initially, and later into a rousing rock-forward fervency during the “everything you said,” refrain. “Ring Around the Sun” shows a consuming evolution from singer/songwriter intimacy into soaring rock theatrics throughout the second half. Skye’s vocals shift admirably, evolving from a Joanna Newsom-like folk presence into anthemic rock rises. “Ring Around the Sun” is a surefire success of a debut from Aminta Skye, produced with Portland-based Yu Kiatvongcharoeon.

“I honestly listen to everything,” Skye says. “I grew up on Raggae, R&B, Hip-Hop, and threw myself into Rock, Indie, Punk and Pop more as I grew older. I find it so important as a writer to check out everything that’s going on, especially when different genres influence and inform each other so much!”

“Ring Around the Sun” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2022’ 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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