Ollie Lou Smith – ‘Some Sweet Feeling’ EP


Berlin-based artist Ollie Lou Smith exudes a relatable, spontaneous folk appeal throughout the Some Sweet Feeling EP. Recorded in the summer of 2021 in the artist’s Berlin flat, amidst daily routines and interruptions, the EP flows with a gorgeously organic appeal — providing a warming folk aesthetic that accompanies lyrics with reassuring, adoring qualities and reminders of what matters most in life.

The opening “Monkey Mine, Monkey Mind” echoes these personable sentiments alongside a bluesy folk immersion. “I’m just a wild monkey, you’re just a corporate giant,” the vocals let out, exuding a sense of celebrated individuality amidst a hordes of salesman and manipulators. The ensuing title track melds soothing vocal layers and calming guitars in the pursuit of “some sweet feeling.” The hypnotic warmness emanates throughout.

The two-parter “Goatskin Moon” provides further comfort, remarking “I could fly me into space, old goatskin moon, one day you’ll find me coming home to you,” — seemingly alluding to the power of loved ones, and how that love persists even through spacefaring travels, whether your beloved or “space dog.” The Some Sweet Feeling EP showcases a beautiful, heartfelt folk sound from Ollie Lou Smith.

“Some Sweet Feeling” 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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