Olivia Grace – “Reasons”


Strutting a range of understated keys and glitzy synth-laden rises, “Reasons” is a memorable pop single from Los Angeles-based artist Olivia Grace. The artist first caught our ear in 2016, with the track “Blackbird,” and now presents a polished pop sound with synth-friendly danceability and mood.

“Don’t wanna bring you down,” Olivia Grace repeats amidst an understated collections of synths, ascending in effervescence upon the “you give me feelings,” hook approaching the one-minute mark. The ensuing “can you handle the pressure?” verses emit a consuming suaveness, again emphasizing the striking contrast from verse to chorus, a production choice that compels throughout.

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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