LAV.ISH – “Red Flags”


“Red Flags” is a soulful, airy pop success from Los Angeles-based quartet LAV.ISH, showing some ’90s nostalgia in their R&B and hip-hop blends. A smooth, radio-ready vocal presence enamors as backing vocal segments echo a chillwave-y feel.

The hip-hop vocal feeling engages alongside the funky guitars and mellow synths, escalating in intensity in rising to the vintage synth feelings approaching the two-minute turn. Per LAV.ISH, the standout production “expresses the feeling of acknowledgment that some people, places, and things are temporary.”

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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