Cool Company – “Know It’s Real”


A new single from Cool Company, “Know It’s Real” struts a soulful escalation — expanding from calming contemplation into a soaring vocal adoring: “take what I can get, until there’s nothing left.” Lush acoustics and eventual clap-laden percussion complement the ensuing verses, where the vocals resemble a more spoken-word enamoring. Smatterings of keys combine with bird-chirping for a warming, inviting conclusion.

The track represents the final single before the project’s upcoming album. Per the act, the release “llustrates that without vulnerability, there’s no path to experiencing the highs + lows of life, both of which are blessings. So while escapes may be nice, there’s a comfort in what’s real, whether good or bad, that they could never emulate.”

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

Send your music to [email protected].

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.