Talks Make Do – “Room For Love”


The sophomore single from Dutch band Talks Make Do, “Room For Love” struts a grooving rock sound with a confident infectiousness. “Why do you take up all my room for love?” the vocals ask during the funk-touched chorus. Much like their debut single “Ripples,” “Room For Love” draws from ’80s influences in the synth infusions especially, pairing with lyrical unrequited yearning for a compelling sound.

“You got lipstick darker than my train of thoughts,” the vocals continue, bolstered by a subsequent synth-forward playfulness amidst steady percussion, reflective guitars, and suave bass. A fantasy-like perspective follows on how it may feel to wake up alongside one’s point of affection, lounging and hanging out. The reprising hook emerges with replay-inducing appeal as the third minute approaches, solidifying the track’s amply addictive charm and depictions of yearning.

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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