Alex Togashii – “Know You”


The melodic “Know You” is a gorgeous showing from San Francisco-based singer/songwriter and producer Alex Togashii. The track relays the feelings inspired “by the beginning of a new connection, thinking of the end before it truly even gets started,” per the artist.

Twangy guitars and laid-back vocals excel into an ascending chorus, savoring a fleeting yet beautiful moment of connecting — even as a departure seems imminent. “How can I lose what I never had?” the vocals lament during a spacious lead-in to the “I could hold you forever,” sentiments. The longing is palpable, stirring amidst a dreamy array of guitars and thumping bass, building into an irresistibly hooky chorus.

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