Simon Boyd – “Ask No Questions”


The latest track from Simon Boyd, “Ask No Questions” patiently unfolds with an engrossing atmospheric character, building from ghostly saxophones into a haunting synth-laden textural pull. The artist — based in Toay, Argentina — shows a captivating, creative sound that cohesively straddles lo-fi synth-pop elegance with saxophone-forward atmospheric charm.

“I produced this song by myself and so have had complete free rein over the creative process,” Boyd says. “The aim of the track was to combine catchy lyrics with saxophone riffs.”

The opening certainly captivates with its soundscape, echoing the track title with guitar pulses, ruminating synth-bass, and twinkling keys. The vocals creep forward with ample mystique, as the saxophone component slithers in gently, without overpowering the haunting synth character. “Secrets held behind closed doors,” the vocals let out, followed again by chill-inducing saxophone. “Ask No Questions” is packed with replay-inducing mystique.

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