From brain to body to synthesis, Onbar turns the phrase “feel good” into its very own sound. In the company of two dear friends and musical magicians — Patrick Hizon and Orion-Song == this Bay Area trio finesse a groove we find comfort and familiarity in. Concocting a sound conjuring the nostalgia of early 2000s hits, while presenting an inventive range of twists and turns in modern-day funk pop, “Good” leaves a stirring mark. Reminiscent of a Dance Dance Revolution track with late-night drive, Obar has everybody on their feet.
With rhythmic energies not unlike that of Anderson Pa.ak and The Weeknd, Onbar has been able to weave a tune rich with soul and good vibrations. His first venture into improvisation, Onbar and company workshopped the sounds they were seeking, and learned the key components of their emergent sound.
“The inspiration for this song was to make something that made me feel good and in hopes to make the listener feel it too,” Onbar says. “This track is a testament to collaboration and having fun. It was my first time creating a song on the spot and I learned so much about what it takes to make a record: being open to the music and enjoying every step it takes to fleshing it out.”
Capturing the infectious spirit of artistic collaboration, “Good” will leave you on your toes tapping to the beat.
This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2022’ Spotify playlist.