Erika Wester – “Wanted To Be Like You”


Successfully achieving a breezy and dreamy entrancement, “Wanted To Be Like You” is a new single from Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Erika Wester. Caressing acoustical charm and dreamy vocals converge for a swaying, lush series of verses. The “wanted to be like you,” hook fully consumes, especially upon the two-minute turn, with added twinkling guitars and melodic vocal reflections. The track follows up Webster’s previous single, “Novelty.”

Webster says the following about the track:

“I wanted this song to feel breezy and easy to listen to. It’s a bit brighter sounding than the rest of my songs. The lyrics are sort of haunting, and I love putting together the juxtaposition of easy listening mixed with dark lyrics. The song is about putting someone you love on a pedestal, only to realize over time that they are not who they seem.”

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