Claire Brooks – “Oxygen”


Los Angeles-based artist Claire Brooks consumes with the single “Oxygen,” traversing from dreamy guitar chirps into a replay-inducing hook with dazzling charisma, propelled by Juno-106 synth work. “Don’t you wanna feel alive?” the vocals ask during the intoxicating mid-point, with bouncy synths complementing a supremely melodic vocal energy. The hypnotic vocal mix and addictive synth infusions dazzle throughout.

“‘Oxygen’ opens up a conversation on human beings’ relationship to air,” Brooks says. “This single is a part of a larger project that aims to comprehend what it means to be human through music.”

A multi-instrumentalist and producer, Brooks is currently prepping her debut EP.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2023’ 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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