Earthware – “See the Sunlight”


Earthware‘s mellow, hypnotic “See the Sunlight” enamors with its gentle acoustics and hazy keys, sounding like an apt accompaniment for mid-summer sunrises. The Portland (OR)-based project of Eli Wheeler, Earthware released the debut single “Umbrellas and Parasols” this past December, and “See the Sunlight” represents their second single.

Gentle guitar pluckiness and serene vocals — crafting imagery like that of the sun over the horizon — lead a thoroughly atmospheric production. The perky synth emergence, prior to the one-minute turn, adds seamlessly. An ensuing chorus engrosses with its dual-vocal mixing, harmonizing gorgeously with the strumming acoustics and light synths. “See the Sunlight” is a breezy delight from Earthware.

Wheeler elaborates further on the track:

“This song began life as a gentle encouragement to myself to keep the bigger picture in mind when I was feeling like an alien (as one does). The verse structure came pretty quickly but I was stumped for a while with where to go for the chorus. A few weeks passed and I suddenly remembered a voice memo from 3 years prior that I never knew what to do with. The puzzle was solved! Claire Ozmun provided backing vocal harmonies that took what I had to another level and Vin Christopher worked his mixing magic to make it better than I could have imagined. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!”

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