Brian Judson – “Tiny”


Oakland-based singer/songwriter Brian Judson shows an introspective folk sound on “Tiny,” a track from the EP of the same name. Themes of uncertainty resonate, described by Judson as “grappling with the weight of existence as an agnostic.” Solemn acoustics complement depictions of a night underneath the moonlight, contemplating existence. “I saw it in the moon one time, when the heavy drugs kicked in,” the lyrics observe of witnessing God, or the source of existence, in some capacity — even if within a state of wonderment.

“Some prefer the mountaintops, some stay underground,” the vocals continue, guiding into warming layers of trickling guitars alongside depictions of various personalities and social locations. Admitting a sense of bitterness, alongside introspective questions of existence, furthers the relatable charm — emitting a heart-on-sleeve emotional grasp throughout this compelling success from Judson, who also comments that the track explores “how the same skepticism about the divine invites skepticism of other people and their motives.”

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