Fit for contemplative autumnal drives, the sludgy rocker “gazed” is the latest single from Cade Earick, a singer/songwriter and producer based in Rumney, New Hampshire. Earick describes the effort as the sonic equivalent of “being claustrophobic in a wide open space.”
Forlorn bass-heavy traversals alongside moody vocals excel into textured embraces of guitar distortion, hitting particularly hard around 01:40 following the debonair vocal styling. An ardent vocal expression emerges alongside these heavier guitars, launching into a soaring envelopment following the two-minute turn. Haunting vocal layers approach the fourth minute, unveiling another blast of gorgeous guitars approaching the final two minutes. “gazed” is a riveting, moody rock success.
“This song is heavily inspired by a depressive period of my life during the tail end of my bachelor’s program at Full Sail University in Orlando,” Earick explanis. “I suffered heavy and frequent panic attacks, and wanted to capture the feeling of being claustrophobic in a wide open area, which is from where this song was born.”
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2023’ Spotify playlist.