An atmospheric pop single with new-wave nostalgia, “The Cathedral” comes via Barcelona-based producer Feyleryn and Norwegian singer Lars Are Nedland. The latter sings for avant-garde metal bands such as Borknagarand Solefald, and here finds success within a more serene pop/rock intertwining, appealing with its introspective qualities.
Wordless vocal mystique builds spaciously into a suavely melodic lead, complemented by subtle key flourishes and crisp rhythms. The title-touting rise invigorates as the first minute concludes; the vocals emit “the cathedral,” with powerful impact alongside the synth textures and serene guitar trickles.
“This is the life I was meant to,” signals another compelling sequence; haunting reflective vocal backing bolsters the upfront vocals, driving into a dynamic sequence — from serene synth-laden caressing to another ardent title-touting refrain. “The Cathedral” is a stellar showing from the collaborating duo, touting a consuming melodic flow alongside a serenely engaging soundscape.
This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2023’ Spotify playlist.
We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.