Side Hug – “Level-Headed”


Chicago-based trio Side Hug exude a jangly charm throughout their new single “Level-Headed,” yearning to be “level-headed sometimes,” amidst a twangy delight of a sound that fuses rock and Americana. The rising band — who have opened for acts like Beach Bunny, Jungle Giants, Tallies — show a suave, hooky enamoring throughout. A reflective bridge leads with a “sometimes,” refrain, driving into an expression of abundant emotion in the finale as the guitar work lingers with a jangly confidence.

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.

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