MARSEY – “Just Friends”


“Just Friends” is the serene pop debut from MARSEY, who describes the effort as “about playfully suggesting to a long time friend that you might want to explore a Summer of romance together to see where things go.” Subdued guitar twangs and mellow keys bolster a stuck-in-between vocal feeling, expressing from the get-go that “I think that we could be more,” following an initial friendship.

In hoping for a detour into a deeper connection, the track plays with a genuine, heartfelt yearning. “If you just give it a chance, then maybe we could make a detour,” they convey further. The laid-back, nocturnal ruminations resonate aesthetically and melodically, crafting a summer-friendly smitten taking inspiration from acts like Toro y Moi, The 1975, and Gus Dapperton.

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