Jon Danforth – “Novelty”


Ahead of his second full-length releasing this fall, Dallas-based singer/songwriter Jon Danforth shows well with new single “Novelty.” The “I don’t mind being a novelty,” vocal introspection engrosses amidst melodic, jangly guitars. A soaring guitar line past the first minute coincides with wordless vocal effects, exuding a power-poppy flash guiding into the title-referencing refrain. “Novelty” is an enthusiastically infectious success, with shades of AC Newman, aesthetically.

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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