Ghost Cloak – “Punchline”


“Punchline” is a gorgeous new single from Ghost Cloak, the project of British-born, North Texas-based songwriter Hasan Naeem.

“Hang on for the dawn, it’s coming soon,” debonair vocals let out amidst a bouncy bass line and calming piano. A twinkling adornment adds enjoyably as a doo-wop vocal reflection emerges, adding a wistfully nostalgic charm into the “waiting for the punchline,” drive. The devastatingly beautiful “you got me,” acknowledgement takes hold thereafter. Strings follow with further majestic, starry-eyed immersion, fondly reminiscent of Richard Hawley.

An effervescent glistening combines with multiple vocal layers past the two-minute turn, bridging the effusive “you got me,” with more debonair contemplations as the strings linger beautifully alongside the steady guitar strums. “Punchline” is a lovingly nostalgic success from Ghost Cloak with memorably melodic endurance.

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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