Henny Herz – “Sugar+Oxygen”


A mesmerizing track from German artist Henny Herz, “Sugar+Oxygen” shows a chilling and personal sound with warming additions and a haunting finale. The artist describes the track as “about an intense relationship that is slowly escalating like an explosion in slow motion,” with the accompanying video “perfectly displaying this dynamic throughout a dance of two.”

A lushly understated guitar backing amidst the passionate vocal delivery makes for a compelling first couple minutes, with the “we explode,” and “everything explodes,” signaling a chilly percussive addition that rouses alongside the wordless vocal pushes. Bristling percussion and jazzy percussion layer beautifully in the warming conclusion to this stellar track.

Look for Henny Herz’ upcoming album, Two Colors To Combine, in the weeks ahead.

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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