Amos Waits – “Berlin Blue”


Toronto-based act Amos Waits craft music they aptly describe as “dystopian lounge music,” which on their third song “Berlin Blue” enamors with a lushly meditative dream-pop engrossment.

“Come over and I’ll make you smile,” the lush vocals tempt, with the ensuing “only took a second,” bridge dazzling with its dreamy guitar twangs and gentle keys — aesthetically reminding of a cross between Sally Shapiro and TOPS. “Berlin Blue” stirs with its intoxicating, atmospheric soundscape and fittingly spell-inducing vocals.

Amos Waits elaborates on the track:

“Berlin Blue is defined as an antidote for heavy metal poisoning and a beautiful historic colour pigment, we reimagined this meaning as a remedy for modern day gaslighting in our new single. It’s an honest take on the torment of living in your head and the feeling at the start of a new connection, when you are receiving mixed signals and wondering what is real and what is one-sided. We wrote, performed, recorded and produced the song in our home studio. We then worked with Josh Korody to mix and do additional recording in Candle Studios.”

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

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