Fauves – “Listening To Nothing”


Balancing an eerily dreamy soundscape with pop immediacy, “Listening To Nothing” is a track from Glasgow-based band Fauves, and their new album Favourite Shade. Spacey synths build into a spirited bass-ready bounce and hazy guitar twangs; all elements converge with cohesive immersion into the suavely melodic vocals.

This initial psych-pop splendor traverses to a quainter bridge, favoring guitar and bass, and into a captivating chorus — capped off by a synergy of frolicking woodwinds and spacey synth re-emergence. “Listening To Nothing” is a stylish, hooky success from the act, whose new album satiates with an abundance of melodic and atmospheric creativity.

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