J. Begalla – “05 Pilot”


Gorgeously intertwining folk and R&B, “05 Pilot” is a recent track from J. Begalla. Lush acoustical pulses converge with vocals that yearn to let go, concocting a relaxing opening. The inviting introduction finds further bolstering via trickling guitars alongside the lyrics about night-driving. “Don’t go too far away,” the vocals plead, during a section that reminds fondly of Frank Ocean. The “cancel all my tours,” verses re-emerge, again with a gentle folk charm, while the “tell me something,” bridge touts twinkling synths in a more electronic-ready arsenal. “05 Pilot” cohesively navigates folk and electronica with consistent melodic appeal throughout, showcasing the eclectic abilities of J. Begalla.

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 Rock.

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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