Plant Dad – “favorite boy”

Photo Credit: Julian Hague @julianhague

Hooking with its glistening synths and funky rhythm section, “favorite boy” is an infectious pop success from Baltimore-based artist Plant Dad. “When I’m not in control I don’t wanna let you go,” the vocals admit during the delightful chorus, followed by a soulful bridge that excels into the “lost in translation,” segment — another stellar hook, this one bolstered with smooth brass.

“‘favorite boy’ is about wanting someone who controls the relationship with their toxicity,” Plant Dad explains. “The story is that the person singing is one of multiple partners of their love interest.”

Representing the artist’s sixth single, “favorite boy” fuses a soaring pop sound that balances synths, guitars, and disco-inspired rhythms with delectably hooky songwriting. The second-half brass additions and further vocal hooks – “lost in translation,” — make for a riveting, nonstop entrancement that embodies quality pop songwriting. I’m looking forward to what’s next from Plant Dad.

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 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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