Posted April 20, 2022 by Mike Mineo in Sophisti-Pop

viBen – “Initials”

Melding sophisti-pop and electronic charm, “Initials” is a new track from viBen. Suave piano tones and a warming bass pulsation craft an inviting soundscape, alongside laid-back vocals and twangy ambient effects. A brassy effect lingers throughout wordless vocal prancing in the melodic bridge, then traversing seamlessly into the initial verses. The second half expands the electronic flourishing, as a nocturnal synth pad exudes a spacey appeal to complement a lush vocal addition. “Initials” is a stellar track from viBen.

The track comes via viBen’s new album, Intro to Scuba, Pt. 1:

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2022’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Sophisti-Pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].