Gregg Garvey – “Flora Laine”


Taking inspiration from ’60s garage pop and psych-rock, “Flora Laine” is a memorable new single from Gregg Garvey, an artist originally from Minnesota and now based in Echo Park, California. The track comes via his upcoming album Time To Dream, releasing via Nomad Eel Records.

Garvey says: “The song Flora Laine came from my time spent out in the mountains north of Los Angeles, waking up in the morning to the dew and the early birds singing their tune. And for those moments life always feels perfect and complete.”

Quaint guitars find quick accompaniment in weightless woodwind flourishes and mellow vocals. Garvey’s comforting baritone delivery invokes ’60s nostalgia on its own, and even further within this melodic, embracing throwback arsenal. The “Flora Laine brings season’s change,” sequence grips in its halted guitar work. The second half is beautifully indulgent in its twangy guitars and classical-inspired effervescence. “Flora Laine” is a gorgeous overall showing.

The accompanying video is directed by Matt Lingo, + shot and edited by Styles Wolff Baker.

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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