Friznost – “Bats In The Attic”


A darkly yearning track from New York-based artist Friznost, “Bats In The Attic” engages with its intimate evolution, reminiscent of Plush/Liam Hayes. Initially planned to release as a “modest acoustic guitar ballad,” Friznost decided to expand the track’s production — emphasizing piano as the lead, while adding melodica, harmonica, and glockenspiel. The result is fully consuming, vulnerable and well-produced.

“I was a fool to let you go so easy,” he sings during a particularly haunting section, accompanied solely by a solemn piano and ghostly backing vocals. Lyrical pleas for a better past — “bag of popcorn, bottle of booze — it brings me back closer to you,” — hit hard as well, punctuated by a sweltering harmonica addition thereafter. “Bats In The Attic” compels with its memorable songwriting, depicting yearning amidst instrumentation that ranges from twinkling whimsy to solemn melancholy.

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