Naomi Pacifique – “the sea is coming in”

Photo Credit: Naomi Pacifique

Swiss-Dutch artist Naomi Pacifique mesmerizes on new track “the sea is coming in,” a ruminating success featuring climactic vocals and textural guitar trickling. Hazy guitar tones and lush vocals echo the lyrical sentiments — “the sea is coming in,” — in emerging gently and gradually. The vocals intensify upon mentions of intimate connections, the jazzy and smoky percussive tone lingering entrancingly amidst the vocal emotion approaching the two-minute mark. There’s ample mystique in the track’s trickling guitar-based atmospherics and varied vocal delivery, treading between spoken-word and escalating passion.

Born in San Jose, Costa Rica and having grown up in Switzerland, Pacifique spent much of her early 20s living in the UK, performing regularly in London and Oxford venues. She took a break from recording and performing music in 2018, pursuing film-making and finding success; Pacifique’s film works drew praise at film festivals like Berlinale and Locarno. 2022 marked a return to music, and certainly as the captivating “the sea is coming in” shows, there’s a lingering cinematic mystique in the track’s gripping soundscape and production.

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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