Forest Ray – “Close Your Eyes”


The second single from Forest Ray‘s upcoming album, “Close Your Eyes” is a twangy rock beauty with passionate vocals and lyrical prowess, addressing perseverance and consistency. The Seattle-based band, impressing prior with the tracks “Shadows” and “Black Pine,” continue refining their melodic sound here; “Close Your Eyes” mesmerizes with twangy, delicate verses that drive into an expressive guitar-fronted conclusion. “You don’t wanna close your eyes at the end of the night,” the chorus resonates, reflective of the release’s role as “an ode to the late night dwellers.” Forest Ray impress again with the riveting “Close Your Eyes.”

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