hyyypnos – “SUNKISSES”


A nocturnal, soulful pop moodiness takes hold on “SUNKISSES,” a recent single from hyyypnos, an artist based in Evansville, Indiana. “Guess I’ll have to wait for another sunny day,” the vocals exude with an introspective yearning, as warming synth pulses and gentle rhythmic throbs meld for a hypnotically inviting engrossment. “Baby, don’t you know I could be your saving grace?” the finale asks, maintaining a steady momentum as rhythms fade in favor of the atmospheric synth reflections. A strong atmospheric enthrallment is evident throughout the production.

“SUNKISSES” represents the opening track on hyyypnos’ new album/mixtape, PARADISE, streaming below. Per the artist, the album/mixtape title is a “reference to a place that is outside our grasp and experiences. However the grass is always greener on the other side.” Highlights are abundant, ranging from the ghostly R&B chills of “FUMBLE” to the darkly intoxicating intrigue of the finale “STRANDED IN LA.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of December 2023’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Funk/Soul.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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