Valentin Prince – “The Same as You” + “Never Meant to Be”


Hipster Trash is a new EP from Valentin Prince, presenting a hypnotic lo-fi rock intrigue out of Richmond, Virginia. “Never Meant to Be” opens the EP with intriguing guitar flashes and a grooving bass placidity. “We need some space, don’t you agree?” the mellow vocals ask, musing on a relationship wherein “we were never meant to be.” The twangy guitar infusions during the “eventually,” line adds further to the subdued mystique.

“The Same as You” is another highlight, presenting a title-touting refrain that melts with lushly immersive qualities. The EP overall shows well across its three tracks, touting a late-night, contemplative engrossment amidst its subdued rock sound.

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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