Aster Baby and the Wild Rabbits – “Blue”


Los Angeles-based rockers Aster Baby and the Wild Rabbits enamor with a steadily evolving sound on new single “Blue.” Lightly galloping percussion and gentle guitar strums build alongside a dynamic vocal presence from Sarah Velez, raising from contemplative intrigue into a bluesy ardency. Lyrical depictions of a tumultuous relationship’s expiration poetically capture the intricacies of such a cathartic renewal of freedom.

The “whoever shoots first,” initial push emphasizes evident strife, with a relationship resembling a shoot-out rather than romantic bliss. References to colors seem suggestive of a relationship’s changing appearance, from hopeful brightness to a somber blueness.

A rousing rush of guitars arrives alongside the “cerulean and baby,” captivation, falling down into a debonair introspection as the vocals admit “every end comes back again,” suggestive of resurfacing challenges within a relationship. “Blue” is a powerful, audible representation of catharsis and breaking free from a toxic relationship, while also not neglecting a state of blueness can arrive with the ensuing solitude, even if it’s better in the long run.

The group elaborates on the track: “Blue questions what it means to shun an aspect in another that we find unacceptable in ourselves. It is a reflection on the idiom feeling blue. Blue is a color with many tones and names, we wanted to make a song that mirrored its complexity.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ 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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