CHLSY – “No (Hard) Feelings”


“No (Hard) Feelings” represents the first single, as a band, from Nashville-based project CHLSY. Vocalist and guitarist Chelsea Gilliland crafts an entrancing intro with twinkling guitars (inspired by Weezer’s “Falling For You”) and intensifying vocals. An uptick in distortion prior to the two-minute mark coincides with a passionate vocal rise. An effective structural twist at 03:30 greets with a guitar-forward emphasis, the crisp tones resonating alongside Gilliland’s supremely hooky vocal turn. This conclusion is memorably replay-inducing, following the track’s stellar form throughout.

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