The International Style – “A Dream of You”


“A Dream of You” is an adoring new single from The International Style, the Houston-based project of Alvaro Espinal. Warming bass and twinkling keys lead a melodic sound, with underlying acoustic guitars and multi-layered vocal flourishes adding to the engaging mix.

“Morning birds are singing, time to start the day,” the vocals commence aptly. Even as others awaken, the narrator exudes a feeling akin to being “adrift at sea,” — head-over-heels, and “lost in a dream of you.” Commuters bustle, flowers reach toward the sun, and life moves onward — yet a sense of yearning persists in this particular individual. “A Dream of You” captivates in its depiction of heartache, alongside a radiant production with singer/songwriter and power-pop charm.

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