Sunny Pache – “Self Portrait”


A nostalgic and breezy rock success, “Self Portrait” is described by Sunny Pache as “something I wrote to capture the innocence and angst of my youth.” The artist, originally from New England and now based in Portland (OR), captures the feelings of growing pains with eloquence amidst an approachable sound.

Twinkling keys and steady, warming guitar pulses complement serenely dazed vocal tones, with various layers coalescing beautifully in the final minute as the keys assume a more sparkling demeanor. Steady and nostalgically absorbing in its depictions of youth’s purity, “Self Portrait” is a resonating track from Sunny Pache.

The artist expands upon the track’s inspirations:

“Self Portrait is something I wrote to capture the innocence and angst of my youth. Something we all go through as teenagers when we cross that threshold from being a child to being a young adult. It’s about growing pains, being with friends, and getting into trouble. The single cover is a Self Portrait I drew of myself in high school art class. I have held onto this portrait for over 15 years now. I believe the portrait and song capture a pure time in my adolescence. 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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