Hush Bewlay – “Bring It Down”

Photo Credit: Hush Bewlay

A consuming single from Los Angeles-based artist Hush Bewlay, “Bring It Down” meshes melodic synth-laden new-wave with a ruminating post-punk rhythmic tint. The artist describes the release as “a song about dealing with the ‘monsters’ in our relationships.” I’m reminded fondly of acts like Pulp and Psychedelic Furs in the synth-laden peppiness alongside vocal suaveness.

Wordless vocal flashes, a bass-y bustle, and bright synths invoke a nostalgic sophisti-pop pull. The aesthetic compels right away. “It’s just a matter of time,” the vocals let out suavely. The bass-fronted verses mesh cohesively with the understated vocal emotion, as glistening keys add colorful charisma into the “come on, you’re gonna have to bring it down,” vocal hook. “Bring It Down” excels with both its understated verses and “come on,” hooky enticement, representing an assured success from Hush Bewlay.

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