suffer fools – “Almost Beautiful”


“Almost Beautiful” meshing glistening guitars and bleakly gripping lyrics for a nostalgic pull. The track comes via suffer fools, a project from Vancouver Island, Canada — centered on Debbie Debased, a “former child star, current trainwreck, future pop messiah.” The vocals convey a retrospective conveying of “watching a dream die” — complemented by buzzing textures and jangly guitars. “I was almost famous, universally adored,” they let out. “I was almost something to you, I was almost yours.”

The “almost,” lyrical remarks prove resonating throughout, capturing a sense of over-rumination on the past. Melodic bursts of jangling guitars and buzz-y backing distortion complement throughout. “Almost Beautiful” is a steady success from suffer fools.

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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