brookelen – “Numb”


“Numb” is a standout track from brookelen, spanning both serenely contemplative builds and an expressive rock culmination. Gentle guitars and dreamy vocals build elegantly into a spine-chilling, textured rock composure.

A steady percussive backbone coincides with jangly guitar expansion at the one-minute turn, as the vocals ascend into a gorgeously emotive tone. “I’ll take any alternative,” brookelen sings here, expressing the comfort of numbness and disassociating in reaction to tumult, though also the harm of connecting with one’s true feelings.

“My third single, ‘Numb’ was written to acknowledge the dissociation people often experienced towards the end of any hurtful relationship,” the artist explains. “It’s a call to get in touch with your true feelings and heal.”

Check out brookelen in Los Angeles on July 15th, at The Silverlake Lounge.

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-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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