Better Weather – “Too Close for Comfort”

Denver-based band Better Weather craft a warming spell on their new track “Too Close for Comfort.” French horn and bouncy keys lead a refreshing introduction, as the vocals ease in with lyrics retelling of a love rekindling and taking on life’s adventure. The vocal tone and horn-laden charm reminds fondly of the band Beirut.

The track’s lyrics stir in their impressions of fears and risk-taking inherent in early adulthood, where taking the plunge into relationships and passions may seem daunting. “But what will I do, when you bring along someone new?” the vocals ask. “Will I still be the first in line?” The feelings of insecurity play with relatable qualities — “our perfect day is turning grey.” Multi-layered vocals during the chorus — “can I get through to you?” — add further to the compelling, emotive sound.

The track arose from a School of Song Songwriting workshop, facilitated by Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), and the band is currently working on a debut album, whose influences range from “20th century classical to modern indie and pop.”

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

We discovered this release via MusoSoup. The submitter accepted our content-based offer, which included financial compensation for our time writing, editing, and publishing this article.

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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