Berries – “X Marks The Spot”


“X Marks The Spot” is a bouncily lush pop delight from Berries, a band based in Norfolk/Virginia Beach. Glistening synth bounces and hazy guitar reflections lead into a yearning opening sequence: “I think I lost myself in you, now you’re gone, and I’m gone too.” An ascending guitar line drives to a jangly composure and synth re-entry, as the delightful chorus takes hold: “I’m right here. Where are you?”

Reminding of Phoenix in its tight rhythm section, colorful keys, and hooky vocal melodies, Berries show a stellar pop savvy with “X Marks The Spot.”

Check out the track’s lyric video:

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 Indie 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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