Nefeli On Clouds – “Twenty-Seven”


A ghostly lushness stirs on “Twenty-Seven,” the latest single from Nefeli On Clouds. The Athens, Greece-based artist first caught our ears with the spaciously dreamy single “Clouds” in September, and continues a fruitful 2023 with the gripping “Twenty-Seven.” The artist crafts a gorgeous sound alongside her partner Alessandro; they met at a small concert in Cologne, Germany, and their combined passion for music has resulted in a fantastic collaborative project. Per the duo, “Twenty-Seven” conveys the simultaneous sense of euphoria and nervousness apparent when falling in love.

Mellow keys and a chilling backing texture guide into solemn vocals. “Palms sweat, knees weak,” they descriptively let out, emitting physical descriptions of finding one’s new connection. “I will find you, just a matter of time,” a soaring vocal presence exudes thereafter, with twinkling keys adding to the dazzling display. Lush guitar tones add to the serene yet emotive soundscape. “Twenty-Seven” is a dreamily engrossing success, one that describes a fateful meeting — and an ensuing rush of feelings — amidst a strongly melodic pull.

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

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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