Casey Urban – “Favorite Lover”


An eerie, spacey pop appeal lingers throughout “Favorite Lover,” a new single from New York-based artist Casey Urban. The lyrics cast a self-empowering flair, described as “about being your own biggest fan.” The repeating ethos — “you can be your favorite lover,” — plays with a mantra-like effect alongside the playful bass bounces and reflective key bounces. The stutter-y “pretty,” effect builds with infectious intrigue into the title-touting refrain, complemented by a stellar organ line fit for Halloween haunts.

Reverbed rhythmic effects at the mid-point combine with the debonair verses for further engrossment, driving into a dazzling conclusion with a glistening spacey arpeggio, buzzing bass, and one final creepy organ-laden send-off. “Favorite Lover” is a stylish pop success from Casey Urban, impressing with a balance of hookiness and dark pop fascination.

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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