Caleb Moore – “Happier”


Caleb Moore‘s debut single “Happier” is a self-produced success, delivering a strong impression with its emotive, spacious qualities. The initial vocals cast an elegant quality fondly reminiscent of Rufus Wainwright, especially amidst the lounge-friendly piano warmness.

The “be happy alone,” chorus plays with some electronic-tinged appeal in the melodic vocal production. The second vocal entry, from LIV, fully captivates as well — especially into the soaring “last so long,” escalation. A theatrical, emotive success, “Happier” is a resonating new track.

Moore elaborates further:

It’s a song about dealing with imposter syndrome in a relationship, loving someone but wondering whether or not you’re good for them despite all they tell you (“would you be happier alone?”). The sample is from Debussy’s Arabesque no. 1, one of my favorite classical piano pieces, which served as the base of the production. The song was produced by me and features the artist LIV, coming off her debut EP Pyrite about a year ago.

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