Art Grad – “Directions”


The hazy, twinkling “Directions” is a winner from Art Grad, who describes the single as a “fast paced but dark and moody song about isolation akin to King Krule.” The comparison is especially apt in the closing moments, as wordless haunting vocals intermingle with brassy blaring amidst the perky keys.

Prior, the hook-minded production excels with its assortment of subdued guitar twangs and confident vocal pushes — “back and forth with my attention again.” “Directions” is firmly replay-inducing with its debonair yet hooky pop production.

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