Sara Devoe – “Late Bloomer”


Albany-based artist Sara Devoe conjures a dreamily entrancing emotion on “Late Bloomer,” a ravishing single with a thematic focus “on accepting the wrong types of attention.” First grabbing our attention in March with the track “Magazine,” Devoe again impresses with a compelling balance of riveting melodic passion and dreamily seductive soundscape.

Gentle acoustic strums and twinkling piano show engrossingly amidst lyrics with a nocturnal tilt, reflecting the state of light beginning to peek through the sky. “Never really had a thought about how to live for just myself,” Devoe admits, signifying a new chapter in self-growth. The ensuing chorus dazzles, with lyrical yearning to find a place to be alone,” as dreamy guitar swirls magnify the bouncing keys. Devoe’s escalated vocal fervency pairs with the uptick in dreamy tonal ferocity for a spine-chilling moment.

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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