Filip Dahl – “I Still See You”


Norwegian composer and multi-instrumentalist Filip Dahl stirs on his latest single “I Still See You,” channeling an ’80s rock intrigue amidst lyrics ruminating on passing time and the power of familial connection. “My happy childhood and all the precious memories of stunning moments with my dear ancestors are starting to feel so long ago now,” Dahl explains. “And this feeling became a clear motivation and inspiration for me to write and record ‘I Still See You.'”

Understated piano and soaring guitars exude an ’80s nostalgia. “Can you remember me and how we used to be?” the vocals sing with retrospective alluring, paying clear tribute to treasured memories with loved ones. The title-touting hook — “I still see you, the way I used to,” — acknowledges the years passing by, though also reiterating the enduring power of love and memory. The verses’ dreamier contemplation and chorus’ emotive rock present a dynamic production, resonating alongside its emotional and wholly relatable thematic pursuits.

Dahl elaborates further on the track and its accompanying video:

It is hence dedicated to this happy time in my life and to all those who have left us behind with such dear and great memories. The music video is meant to bring you along on a journey back to some of those memories, as it includes old photos from my childhood in the early 60’s, and also from the early years as a lead guitarist in various Norwegian bands during the 70s.

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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