Saltwater Tap – “The Housesitter”


Chicago-based project Saltwater Tap struts smooth, soulful sound on “The Housesitter” — lamenting “I’ve been living alone,” amidst gentle guitar jangles and playful, funk-laden synth insertions. The hazy, contemplative character engrosses throughout, from the emotive vocal refrain to bluesy guitar licks rounding the three-minute turn.

Saltwater Tap, propelled by the duo of Garen Hudson and Taylor Vos, stir with “The Housesitter,” which marks their first single after a hiatus. “It’s meant to capture the feeling of oscillating between states of hyper-productivity and depression/isolation,” they explain. “The repetitiveness of the lyric is intentional.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of October 2023’ Spotify playlist.

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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