Shihori – “Harmonizer”


A powerful pop success from Shihori, “Harmonizer” finds the Los Angeles-based artist delivering a dramatic, hook-filled sound. Originally from Japan, Shihori relocated to the USA in 2018.

As reflected in the lovely single artwork and alluring lyrics, the track reimagines the artist as a “mythical fairy whale, lost in a dream, remembering her true love and the magic they shared together as a result of their deep connection.”

“Being in love is like creating art, and when people love one another, they create something beautiful together that previously didn’t exist: like carving a unique sculpture out of solid rock,” Shihori says. “‘Harmonizer’ is a celebration of the unlimited joy and creativity that results from these relationships.”

The follow-up to 2021 release of Shihori’s debut album Mutation, “Harmonizer” glides initially on sporadic piano pulses and ardent vocals. “We are like a pair of whales, dancing to a fairy tale,” Shihori sings, driving into a soaring and effervescent chorus that encourages one to let go off thoughts weighing them down. The self-empowering, love-adoring lyrics play with passionate vigor amidst the polished pop production, cementing another success for Shihori.

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