Anton Commissaris – “Love Somebody”


Warming brass tones, suave guitar stylings, and a title-touting enchantment enamor throughout “Love Somebody,” a stellar single from Anton Commissaris, a solo artist based in Menlo Park, California.

Lyrical depictions of hard days and long nights stir alongside R&B and funk influence. “C’mon people, let’s…” calls to dance, sing, and join in everlasting love prove jubilantly infectious, achieving a gospel-esque communal spirit with the responsive vocal backings and colorful range in instrumentation. Versatile piano, charismatic brass, and enthusiastic vocal layers collide with seamless melodic engagement.

The life and music of Quincy Jones inspired the track. Commissaris took in Jones’ book 12 Notes on Life and Creativity and the film Quincy, and took evident inspiration from the artist’s lofty artistic contributions and life. “Love Somebody” was conceived as a result, enamoring with its soulful, feel-good charm.

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