CHAFT – “Secrets”


A dynamic pop and rock sound, that spans from psychedelic vocal soaring to Talking Heads-esque punchiness, stirs on “Secrets” — a newly released single from CHAFT. The project is that of Derek Miller, a multi-instrumentalist from Boston, MA, with roots in the Midwest. “Secrets” represents the first public release from Miller, and also the first song from CHAFT’s new EP, Now That’s What I Call CHAFT Volume 1.

Funky bass and subdued keys complement vocals that caution “don’t cause a scene,” — escalating into a brisk “why would I want it any way?” infection, sounding like a cross of XTC, Talking Heads, and Hot Chip. The psychedelic vocal envelopment follows, echoing a sort of ’70s Beach Boys psychedelia. “Secrets” plays like a catchy smorgasbord of addictive pop and rock touching stones.

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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