Raymond Revel – “Take A Break”


Providing a fitting reminder in a world full of chaotic energy, “Take A Break” emphasizes the importance of taking breaks from time to time. “It is easy to suffer burnout, and I believe that this song addresses this issue while capturing positivity,” says the track’s creator, Raymond Revel, an artist originally from Burbank, California and now based in Fort Worth, Texas.

Revel’s independent spirit is captured in his creative process; he produces, mixes, masters, and writes completely on his own. Polished production and smart pop-forward songwriting is fully apparent on “Take A Break,” which excels in its upbeat and glistening pop feeling. Light synths and a perky bass line complement a lyrical disposition reflecting a state of chaos — “I’m borderline obsessed with all the thoughts inside my head.”

The track’s “I think you should take a break,” hook plays with a replay-inducing charm, simultaneously pleading and encouraging in its swift and catchy transition from the quainter verses. Revel’s serene vocal charm pairs with the playful synth-fronted pop sound for an addictive, apt success throughout.

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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