Daulton Hopkins – “Fool’s Gold”


“Fool’s Gold” is another consuming display of Daulton Hopkins‘ ethereal folk sound. Impressing in June with the collaborative single “Mona Lisa,” the Phoenix-based artist compels here with a steady acoustical pulse, electric adornments, and vocals that span from serenely wispy to emotively invigorating.

The track’s “you’re as good as gold,” vocal refrain sends chills amidst the wintry acoustical backing, adorned gradually by slight guitar twangs. The “splitting my soul,” interlude haunts with its brief pause, leading into the aforementioned title-referencing refrain and a gorgeously twangy conclusion. The initially quaint, guitar-fronted character expands with impressive cohesion, complemented by adoring lyrics that play poignantly with Hopkins’ comforting vocal tone.

“Fool’s Gold” represents the second track from Hopkins’ upcoming project, releasing later this fall.

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