Sun Q – “Children Singing”


Concocting a diverse sound that spans from spacey vocal-fronted minimalism to invigorating alt-rock eruptions, “Children Singing” is an enthralling new track from Sun Q. Textured peaks and valleys are abundant on this success from the Moscow-based duo.

The track’s opening is spaciously eerie, gripping from the get-go. “Can you hear children singing?” the steadfast vocals ask. Unsettling synth buzzing complements, before a traversal into moody guitar infusions and escalating percussion. Glitzier synths emerge as the “clouds are floating,” sequence arises, followed by a vigor-full rock spell with returning guitar-led murkiness.

A caressingly lush synth pad sends chills alongside wordless vocals, as the second half peeks through. The eventual arrival into affirmative vocal exultation and heavy rock-guitar pulses lead an exciting finale full of climactic, anthemic appeal. “Children Singing” is a stirring showing from Sun Q.

The act elaborates on the track’s inspirations:

“The song is inspired by mystical lyrics of Joseph Brodsky. He once said that “poetry is the translation of metaphysical truths into earthly language”. It seems like we’re doing something similar through our music, blending sensitive vocals, garage guitars, folk vibes and vintage synths.”

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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