Helladusty – “My Funny Bones”


“My Funny Bones” is a lushly engaging single from Helladusty, the project of Livan Becerra. Nocturnal synth whispers and a steady bass line complement a yearning vocal presence, as guitars and backing glistening bolster an uptick in vocal emotion around the one-minute turn; the stylistic arsenal here reminds fondly of Toro y Moi. The Spanish spoken-word elegance adds further to the hypnotic appeal amidst the jangly guitar tones, with further synth-laden twinkling dazzling as well into the second minute.

“This is the last song I wrote for my upcoming EP coming out in August,” Helladusty says. “It came so naturally and its the first song I sing in Spanish. It’s about trying to make it work with that special someone after a hurtful breakup.”

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