Straight White Teeth – “I Think I’m Gonna Love You For a Really Long Time”


Prancing piano and stirring orchestral pushes feature throughout the latest single from Straight White Teeth, the Kansas City-based project fronted by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Patrick McGuire. “I Think I’m Gonna Love You For a Really Long Time” exudes a catching chamber-pop charm, set against lyrics that deftly portray the balance of igniting a new relationship while simultaneously still in the process of grieving a loss.

The “really, really long time,” vocal adoration into the perky piano-laden push exudes a pop briskness mixed with singer/songwriter charm, reminiscent of Jens Lekman in aesthetic. The wintry melodica bounces and symphonic backing combine with lushly melodic vocals for a riveting production, full of genuine emotion and free-flowing chamber-pop/folk eloquence.

The talented project first caught our ears last year with the single “Wanderer.”

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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