Art Grad -“Wannabe” + “Believe Me”


Catching our ears earlier this month with the contagious single “Directions,” Art Grad just released the rest of his Wannabe EP. The release continues his mellow yet hooky rock sound, ranging from dreamy pop to psych-rock and garage influence.

The EP’s title fully enthralls with its smooth, funky pop aesthetic. The “wonder what I wanna be,” escalation into the “I just wanna be someone else,” confession enamors alongside the lush, aquatic-sounding synths. The versatile showing from spirited synth work to ballad-ready piano consumes, as does the hooky vocal melody. Elsewhere, the easy-listening enamoring of “Believe Me” shows strongly with the “end of the night,” lyrical introspection amidst hazy, jazz-tinged guitar tones.

Stream these tracks and the rest of this stellar EP, below:

These 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 Rock.

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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