Bone Apple Tea – “Honey Dew”


A highlight from Bone Apple Tea‘s self-titled album, “Honey Dew” struts a suave and nostalgic pop sound with jangly guitars and understated vocals. “I can’t take it,” the vocals build with momentum alongside chirpy guitars, with the dazed section thereafter continuing the nostalgic psych-pop enamoring, hearkening to the days of The Kinks and The Beatles.

Sporadic guitar pulses, a wandering psych-friendly effect, and a hazy bass line lead a fully hypnotic, engrossing conclusion. The vocals are absent here, allowing the instrumentation to fully envelop and embrace with a soaring, resonating quality. Per band member John: “This song is about my mom who passed away a few years ago, and that longer outro I like to envision as the spirit leaving the body.”

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