Koan – “Melody”


Atlanta-based artist Koan shows a dreamy, magnetic allure on new single “Melody.” Jangly guitars and bright synth adornments complement a laid-back vocal presence initially, rousing during the “it’s been oh so long,” retrospection. A punchier hook ensues, signaled by the “stop!” cautionary vocals and sporadic guitar lines.

A title-touting caressing engrosses in the final minute, driving into multi-layered vocals and enthused guitars through the riveting conclusion; the sound is fondly reminiscent of Last Dinosaurs. “Melody” is a winner from Koan, who artfully meshes dreamy introspection and invigorating hookiness.

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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