Rainbow City Park – “Valentine’s Day 1999”


Northern California-based band Rainbow City Park casts a serene longing and warm reminiscing throughout “Valentine’s Day 1999.” Lush vocals and jangly guitars drive into a hypnotic, introspective bridge — “how will I find the words to say that I need help?” — following the caressingly melodic “falling victim to my own demise,” chorus. Dani Judith’s vocals compel throughout with a dreamily escalating quality, concluding with the title’s reference to their “origin of existence.”

Lyrical references to “old school photos,” further the heart-aching nostalgia, representing the reflective and subdued verses into the “existential night,” brooding of the ensuing expanse. “Valentine’s Day 1999” is a stellar piece of songwriting and atmospheric, dreamy pop construction from Rainbow City Park.

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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