Optacure – “Stray”


“Stray” is an alluring new track from Optacure, an Australian pop singer/songwriter. The track’s genial disposition is crafted via twinkling keys and warming guitar twangs; the artist’s vocals add a comforting quality, integrating seamlessly in tone and melody. The string-laden backing around 02:30 is lushly enticing, adding a symphonic chamber-pop element to help conclude this melodic earworm. “I don’t know,” Optacure croons during the conclusion, echoing a befuddlement in regard to some things, though certainly not when it comes to writing a quality song.

“Stray” follows up recent singles from the artist, including “Mingaw” and “Our Way Home.”

“The song explores the perspective of someone who loses trust in relationships – friends, family, or romantic,” Optacure says. “In an extended period of thinking of being alone, this person will slowly question what it means to have someone and what the limitations are in every relationship.”

This track and others featured 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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