Showing a late-night mystique in its guitar/synth intertwining, “Never An Easy Way Out” is the latest single from London-based artist Paolo Ruiu. Embracing lush vocal dreaminess and subdued guitar tones amidst spacey synths, the track was created on a Tascam 424 cassette recorder, utilizing Roland Space Echo and Epiphone Casino.
The verses engross with steady momentum, as a bass-fronted peppiness combines with Ruiu’s laid-back inflection. A moment like 01:20 captivates; the eerie synth lingering meshes with Ruiu’s wordless vocal yearning, enhancing the already-immersive soundscape. Resonating, buzzier guitars enter in the final minute, mixing beautifully with these dazed vocals and glistening synths. “Never An Easy Way Out” is a contemplative standout from Paolo Ruiu.
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2023’ Spotify playlist.