Andrew Schneider – “Hideaway”


Intertwining nostalgic sophisti-pop with a modern pop charm in the vein of Jerry Paper, “Hideaway” is a new single from Chicago-based artist Andrew Schneider. A ’60s inspiration is also apparent in the stylized backing vocals. Overall, the debonair, stylish production and melodic songwriting stands out with consistency; it has us firmly anticipating Schneider’s upcoming EP, Value Set!, releasing on June 30th.

A vibrant range of guitars and keys build enjoyably into Schneider’s reflective vocals and Latin-inspired hand percussion. “They’ve spent their summers here, since they were young,” he sings, furthering the sense of wistful nostalgia. The “slice of luxury,” escalation proves impactful into shimmering guitars and a touch of keys, as does the surf-y wordless backing vocal touch shortly thereafter. Themes of exaggerated behaviors and extravagence play poignantly amidst these tastefully melodic guitar lines and vocal hooks, setting up for a stylish success.

Pre-order the upcoming Value Set! on Bandcamp.

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.

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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