Faerie – “k-town”


A gorgeously melodic adventure with hooky pop and psych-rock punches, “k-town” is a standout new single from Faerie. The project of New York native Christine Lam, Faerie impresses thoroughly on this gem of a track, crafted with Los Angeles-based producer Matty Bedrosian (Yummm).

A multitude of highlights are abundant throughout the effort. The “no hard feelings,” bridge plays with a weightless entrancement, followed by the spine-chilling “all the secrets in my mind,” soaring — exuding a bit of Fleetwood Mac in the dreamy yearning and punctuating guitar line.

In the track’s second half, a buzzing psych-rock exterior develops amidst giggling. The switch-up proves seamless, particularly when evolving into the beautiful “what you are now,” sequence; this particular section proves devastating with its replay-inducing engrossment, captivating with its overlapping vocal layers and shimmering synths. “k-town” is an exhilarating success.

Photo Credit: Ciara Nicdao

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2022’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Pop.

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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