emails2saturn – “Parachute”


The dreamy debut single from Manchester-based project emails2saturn, “Parachute” grows from glistening guitars and ethereal vocals into a gorgeous wall of shoegaze-friendly distortion. Jack Boles’ songwriting compels in the seamless alternating between spacey soaring and erupting guitar textures, with the guitar work alone dazzling in its tonal switch-ups, especially in the “you cradle me, caress me,” vocal outpouring.

Boles’ adoration for shoegaze and dream-pop purveyors like Cocteau Twins and Slowdize is worn proudly, re-energized within a modern sound that glistens with dreamy enthrallment. Aptly enough, “Parachute” surrounds with a warming embrace, and into a blissful landing.

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Dream-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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