Nefeli On Clouds – “Clouds”


“Clouds” is a spacious, dreamy pop showing from Nefeli On Clouds, an artist from Athens, Greece. Its carpe diem thematic emphasis stirs amidst a dynamic vocal performance, rousing from lush contemplation into an affirming uptick in energy. Nefeli and her partner Alessandro, a guitarist and film composer, craft a memorably immersive sound with “Clouds.”

“Have you been dreaming again?” the vocals question, following a stunningly atmospheric opening; twangy guitars and a buzzing synth pad combine for a mesmerizing, gorgeous initial composure. A sparser backdrop entices upon the vocals’ emergence, ascending into a dreamier soaring as trickling guitars enter. “Got me wondering,” they start, culminating in the peppier “in the clouds,” chorus — riveting with its effervescent textural backing and added vocal vibrancy. “Clouds” is a lushly melodic engagement from Nefeli On Clouds.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of September 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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