Intimate folk and dreamy pop converge on the hypnotic “witch tree,” a new track from Japan-based artist maria rabbit. The ghostly folk beginnings exude a trippy lightness reminiscent of Sean Lennon. maria rabbit’s dreamy vocals follow, her heightened pitch aligning beautifully with the lush textural swirls. The growth from ukulele-led folk into dreamier outpouring plays cohesively with each go-around. There isn’t a ton of information available on this emerging act, though it’s certain that “witch tree” stands out with its idiosyncratic charm.
This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2022’ Spotify playlist.