Indolore – ‘Paris’ EP

Serene folk enchantments and brisk rock approaches alike show throughout the Paris EP, from Indolore. The Paris-based artist describes the release’s inspiration: “In these times of tensions, threats and wars, I focused on what I could no longer see. On what made up my life: my street, my friends, from the smallest thing to true love. I relearned to appreciate and cherish both blue and grey, I relearned to love my life, to love ‘Paris.'”

“Now is the time” opens the EP with a graceful contemplation, as soft acoustics lend an emotive character alongside mellow vocal stylings. They reference “facing a new wind,” perhaps referencing ample strife in today’s society and learning ways to cope with such — and in this case, an embrace for the beautiful things in one’s life. The title-touting remark plays entrancingly alongside tender guitars and lush keys.

The peppier “How much longer” asks “would you take me just the way I am?” with vibrant backing organs and colorful guitar twangs, with brisk vocal escalation sending chills at the mid-point. Gliding, wordless vocals continue the enamoring qualities into a warming conclusion. The concluding “Nos belles années” also stirs, intertwining French vocals with chilly acoustical balladry, with reflective vocal impact at the two-minute turn traversing delightfully into twinkling keys. The Paris EP is a melodic, introspective showcase from Indolore.

“How much longer” 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 Indie Rock.

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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