Famous Friend – “Nora”


“Nora” is a melodic new single from Famous Friend, the project of Los Angeles-based artist Zachariah Carlson. Murky guitars and a subdued bass pulse traverses into a spacey synth line, bridging new-wave and post-punk nostalgia. Dreamy vocal engrossment follows, escalating into bouncy guitar twangs and a more expressive vocal soaring. The title-touting punctuation there exudes a compelling yearning, set against a stellar array of jangly guitar atmospherics and lush synth adornments. “Nora” is another success from Famous Friend, coming off a hot 2023 that included praised single “Tanlines.”

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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