veronicavon – “Everything I Never Wanted”


“Everything I Never Wanted” is another riveting success from Los Angeles-based duo veronicavon, the project of songwriters Chris Hackman (Human Barbie) and Xuan Nguyen (Xuan). Impressing with the track “Nothing’s for Certain” last year, “Everything I Never Wanted” continues showcasing their penchant for catching pop hooks alongside creative electronic-minded textures.

Nguyen’s ethereal vocals and serene synths are gradually joined by trickling percussive keys, the memorable chorus capped off with a title-referencing charm. Wordless vocal effects consume linger as the spacey synths linger, leading into the “baby, baby, you’ve been creeping,” verses. “Everything I Never Wanted” enamors with its dreamy production and delicately memorable vocal performance.

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

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

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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