Ian Vargo – “Still Here (A Song for Avi)”


“Still Here (A Song for Avi)” is a heartrending track from Ian Vargo. The Savannah, Georgia-based artist explores the pain of loss, asking “why am I still here?” with a reflective outpouring of emotions. The minimalist voice-and-guitar arsenal highlight the lyrical power, which laments “I’m sorry I couldn’t given you more,” — in capturing the tragic brevity of a loved one, and particularly a child, departing from this world.

Vargo is donating all proceeds from the single to the March of Dimes, a charity that serves to ensure the health of mothers and babies. This is a moving, impactful success from the artist.

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.

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