Joshua Woo – “Beyond The Glass”

Artwork by Emilia Lindahl

“Beyond The Glass” is a stellar track from London-based artist Joshua Woo, blending dreamy synth intrigue with jangly guitars. The self-produced effort enamors with its serenely melodic aesthetic, reminding of acts like Wild Nothing and The War on Drugs. The chirping guitars reveal a more rock-forward exterior to start, with the rhythm section and atmospheric synths adorning Woo’s initial vocal presence. The guitar’s re-emergence at the one-minute mark leads into the hypnotic “maybe I’ve been born again,” hook, which reprises enjoyably into the hooky closing refrain.

“Beyond The Glass” represents continued success from Woo, who first caught our attention with last year’s excellent track “Future Tripping.”

He elaborates more on “Beyond The Glass” below:

“The song tells a story of someone who discovers their reflection is actually a living being in another universe and their mirror is a gateway to this new world. In this place the main character of the story feels emboldened and more carefree. It is a metaphor for self belief and how we all have that person within us even if sometimes they may be hidden.”

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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