“Pinning Paradise” is a pensive meditation on the movement of time from Yellow Shoots, the Philadelphia-based project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Gregory Matthews.
Enchanting acoustic trickles blend with tender vocals, creating a sonic enclave from the exponentially ever changing world. With an expansive breath of sweeping synths and flutes, the first chorus hits right at the one-minute mark with an endearing embrace of the human condition.
Woozy backing vocals enter during the second verse adding a hint of haunting lushness, highlighting the tension between brooding lyricism and delicate atmospheric styling. “Pinning Paradise” undulates between comfort and discomfort, challenging you to find the beauty and stillness in both.
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 Rock.