The Breathing Room – “Hellman Hollow”


The haunting balladry of “Hellman Hollow” is a gorgeous showing from The Breathing Room, a band based in Berkeley, California.

Dreamy vocal captivation and solemn piano quickly find a warming bass accompaniment, traversing to a blissful second half with swaying guitar twangs sending chills amidst the wordless lush backing vocals. The glistening piano stream and emotive bass line cap the track off with striking allure. The timeless-sounding production reminds fondly of Weyes Blood. “Hellman Hollow” is a definitive success from The Breathing Room.

The track comes via the band’s self-titled album:

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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