BADSOMA – “Honey Locust Trees”

Photo Credit: Keon Hedayati

“Honey Locust Trees” is a delectably woozy pop track from BADSOMA, the project of Armin Fard, an artist based in Orange County, California. The track’s hypnotic pop allure is continuous throughout; Fard’s mellow vocals converge with hazy analog synths and pulsing percussion, for an aesthetic reminiscent of Toro y Moi. A mid-point expansion gradually injects jazzy, glistening keys and a swelling synth pulse into the funky rhythmic drop, just prior to the two-minute turn. “Honey Locust Trees” is an ideal track to groove into the weekend with, conjuring a funky and hypnotic pop charm that’s laid-back and immersive. This is a surefire success of a second single from BADSOMA.

Per BADSOMA, the track is “a meditation on what it means to be present in the here, and the now. It was born out of chaos, repetition, and synchrony.”

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