Another catchy success from Arn-Identified Flying Objects and Alien Friends, “My Favourite Song” compels with a peppy ’70s pop nostalgia. The vocal musings — “why do I work in a place where people spit in my face?” — plays poignantly amidst underlying string-laden warmth and fuzzy guitar bounces, contrasting everyday strife with a bright and hooky production arsenal that can distract from such tumult.
The gradually escalating vocals captivate alongside the brassy stomps, with the culminating “it’s my favourite song,” hook wholly satiating. The twangy guitars and steady symphonic elements in the final section adds further to the timeless-feeling, involved production. The second half recounts life’s beautiful moments, from a beloved song coming on the radio or the smell of roses during summer, amidst the more expressive instrumentation — making for a reaffirming, genuine plea to value the moments that make it all worth it.
The Stockholm-based artist elaborates further:
“I was aiming for the sound and feel of the mid seventies on this one. I asked drummer Andreas Quincy Dahlbäck if he could play it like Ronnie Tutt (Elvis’s drummer in the Vegas years), which he did with panache! The lyrics concludes that life can be shit – but that it has beautiful moments: a favourite song played on radio, the smell of roses during summer, a cup of coffee.”
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of May 2023’ Spotify playlist.
We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.