Posted December 5, 2022 by Mike Mineo in Folk

Beryl – “Maybe it’s okay”

Sydney-based duo Beryl stir with eclectic and emotive power on their new track “Maybe it’s okay.” Plucky acoustics and contemplative vocals — fearing “I wondered if I might drown,” — build into spine-tingling accompaniments.

Solemn strings grow into a budding orchestral whisper amidst the lush vocals and sense of tranquility. The piano touch in the final section provides a chilling, wintry allure — the hints of rock and chamber-pop swell remind fondly of Weyes Blood. “Maybe it’s okay” is a showcase in quality songwriting from Beryl.

Stream the duo’s debut EP, Keeping score:

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

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

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].