Mystery Friends – “Fever Dream”


An electronic pop stunner with nocturnal atmospheric mystique, “Fever Dream” comes via Mystery Friends, a Washington, D.C.-based band. A booming bass line and reflective percussion swell into a delectably eerie synth line, fading as the lushly confident vocal presence emerges; there’s a fond likeness to TOPS as the vocals ascend during the “every single breath,” sequence. The spacey synth tone delightfully re-emerges upon the title-touting sequence, strutting a lush entrancement into the bustling bass-y emphasis in the ensuing verses.

Gripping with its serenely intoxicating production, “Fever Dream” is a standout success from Mystery Friends, representing the final single on their new album, Utopia, which released today. Stream it in full below:

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

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Electronic.

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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