small pockets – “heads or tales”


“heads or tales” is a dreamy track from Atlanta-based artist small pockets. The production captures a warmness inherent in the laid-back guitars and keys, the lyrical references to Capri Suns and Jumanji adding a loving nostalgia to the mix. Remarks like “now our heart’s grown cold,” seems to suggest the inevitability of aging. Serene guitar trickles craft an inviting opening, as percussion joins alongside a more gliding tonal character. The anthemic concluding section — “Let’s pack up our toys / Go home to Figaro,” — resonates with a triumphant fervor, as the synths glisten with force. “heads or tales” is a moving, melodic success from small pockets.

The track releases alongside the exceptional claymation video above, a collaboration from small pockets and legendary animators Lee and Eliška Oz of Animation OZ.

Photo Credit: Destiny Keller

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