Posted January 21, 2023 by Mike Mineo in Singer/Songwriter

Butterfly Haus – “Masters and Experts” (Feat. Audie O.P.M.)

An emotively enthralling track, “Masters and Experts” is a standout single from Butterfly Haus, the project of Osaze Akerejah. Born in New Jersey and now based in Brooklyn, the Nigerian-American artist shows exceptional production and songwriting on this single, featuring Audie O.P.M. contributing backing vocals and harmonies.

“Masters and Experts” shows fantastic production in its balancing of vocal layers, twinkling guitars, and synth-laden atmospherics. The intertwining vocals captivate amidst mellow guitar jangles and mellow rhythms, with spacious moments — like following the “really got me this time,” vocal — adding further to the spacey soundscape. The initial vocals resemble a passionate soundscape akin to Wild Beasts, while the track’s general development traverses to an expansive and soulful feeling, especially in the yearning “wanted someone like you,” vocal touch in the second half.

“Masters and Experts” is an accomplished success from Butterfly Haus and Audie O.P.M.. The single comes via Butterfly Haus’ new album, Time Bomb Season:

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2023’ 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. Send your music to [email protected].