MatAre – “On Purpose”


“On Purpose” is the latest dream-pop success from Atlanta-based artist MatAre, enamoring previously with the tracks “Gone Away For You” and “Dream About You.” Pulsing bass and starry-eyed synths complement vocals depicting a dream-like state. “And then I saw her face, I was blinded by the thoughts in my own mind,” they admit, joined by a twangy guitar adornment. “I just want your ghost to fade away,” continues a yearning to forget. A Suede-esque guitar line enters as the vocals fade, adding further to the compelling soundscape.

““On Purpose” is the final song from a trilogy of 3 singles that tell a story of desire, infatuation, and obsession,” MatAre explains. “The meaning of the lyrics can be interpreted as a person being addressed but often, “I direct my songs at problems or trauma in my life, as if I’m talking to an actual person. But it’s really a kind of therapy for me to work things out.”

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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