Ava McCoy – “Sedona”


Dreamy folk track “Sedona” comes via NYC-based singer/songwriter Ava McCoy. Themes of nostalgia and escapism linger amidst developing guitars, ranging from a quaint initial prancing to twangy textural beauty. “Oh Sedona,” McCoy sings into the rhythmic interweaving past the one-minute mark, the added guitar twangs entering gracefully. The consuming vocals, gentle backing acoustics, and sporadic twangs converge for a beautiful production throughout.

McCoy elaborates on the track’s inspirations below:

“I wrote this song about a trip I took to Sedona with my family when I was nine. We went on a hike, and I walked ahead of everyone, writing a whole short story about a girl who lived in a tree house in my head. She was able to escape her worldly troubles through connecting with nature, which I resonated with at the time. I since have had an ex move to Sedona, which has given this song a new meaning of longing for me.”

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2022’ Spotify playlist.

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

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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