Kar Stanton – “Hope Is Closer Than You Think”


An optimistic, breezy melodic appeal emanates within “Hope Is Closer Than You Think,” the latest single from Kar Stanton. Playing music since a young age whilst growing up in Dundee, Scotland, Stanton’s multi-instrumental prowess and hooky songwriting show strongly on this new track.

Mellow keys and spacey synths complement a lushly introspective vocal lead, centering around the upbeat title-referencing refrain, fulfilling in its mantra-like qualities. Slight brassy qualities adorn gracefully, as Stanton’s understated vocal enticement gripping throughout within a production that balances singer/songwriter charm with synth-pop glistening.

Stanton was also formerly part of the project The Scottish Enlightenment.

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

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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