Linden – “Porch of Paradise”


Brighton-based singer/songwriter Linden presents a darkly compelling intrigue throughout “Porch of Paradise.” The single shows a dreamy, contemplative allure driven by mystique-filled vocals and haunting strings. A particular break, approaching the three-minute mark, sends chills with the weeping strings and delicate pianos — culminating into a sharp percussive accompaniment. Linden’s vocals prove riveting in their ghostly tone and scenic depictions of grieving and growth.

“Porch of Paradise” serves as the title track on Linden’s upcoming album, releasing later this year. The release is described as “a concept album that reflects reflects the cyclical growth we experience throughout life using Tarot cards as an anchor. Porch of Paradise reflects the story of The Fool Tarot card, the beginning of a new cycle after death. This song also has a personal element reflecting the processing and growth from her mothers death.”

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