Huan – “Not Today”


“Not Today” is a breezy, melodic success from Huan, the project of Florida-based artist Juan Mallorca. Serene guitar jangles and nostalgic synth tones consume amidst a laid-back vocal presence, fit for late-night ruminating.

The jangly guitar tones and “not today,” vocal refrain immerses, reminding fondly of Last Dinosaurs. “Not Today” touts a crisp, well-produced sound with ample accessibility. The spacey synth-driven atmospherics combine with yearning vocals approaching the two-minute mark, for a strong emotive pull. “Not Today” consumes with its retrospective fusing of synths, guitars, and hooky vocals, placing Huan firmly on my radar.

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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