The debut single from Scottish artist Robyn Elliot, “Tide” explores unrequited love with dreamy yet escalating introspection. The artist’s lushly melodic sound draws from influences like Fleetwood Mac and Florence and the Machine. Music-making is a fairly new endeavor for the London-based Elliot, who was on track for a corporate career during lockdown, switching things up and pursuing a passion for music.
“Carried a torch for you in the dark,” Elliot sings amidst glistening guitars and subtle percussive pitter-patter. “Darling it’s always been you, I cannot lie,” an outpouring commences amidst more glistening guitar tones and upfront rhythms. “Goodbye my darling, it’s about time.” “Tide” resonates in feeling like prevailing through a situation of one-sided love, accepting that one is moving on — and now embracing the capricious nature of “the tide.” This is a standout introduction from Robyn Elliot.
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.