Paul Cook & The Chronicles – “Leave Love Behind”


“Leave Love Behind” is a shimmering new single from London-based artist Paul Cook & The Chronicles. Drawing inspiration from melodic styles like ’60s guitar pop, ’70s Americana, and Brit-pop, Cook impresses on the ethereal “Real Love Behind,” which represents the 7th in a series of single releases from the project.

Twangy guitar warmness and amiable vocals craft an enticing sound, emitting a soaring brand of jangly power-pop that resonates. “Are you better off alone, or do you need a ride?” Cook asks, the invitational playing aptly amidst the sun-suited guitar tones, fondly reminiscent of The Stone Roses. Cook, alongside producer Julian Simmons, crafts an enticing sound throughout “Leave Love Behind.”

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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