Colorworks – “The Mirror”


Channeling a sort of ’90s nostalgia in its traversal from peppy pop into alt-rock fervency, “The Mirror” is a recent single from the band Colorworks. The track introduces new vocalist Sianha Im, formerly a contestant on NBC’s The Voice when she was 15. “Baby, there’s nothing left for you and me,” she sings during the riveting bridge, culminating in effervescent synths and melodic guitar work during the “it’s just the pouring rain, everything’s the same,” hook. Guitar-led vigor and reflective vocals during the two-minute turn make for another compelling moment.

“The Mirror” is a satisfyingly hooky showcase from Colorworks, which was recorded at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, and engineered by Chris Rahm (Allen Stone, Alice In Chains).

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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