The Connecting Dots – “Dancing On Water Lilies”


Stockholm-based band The Connecting Dots unveil an effervescent, hooky rock appeal on new single “Dancing On Water Lilies,” venturing from moody introspection into a warming chorus with bright vocal outpouring and jangling guitars. Helena Sundstrom’s dynamic vocals stir throughout, both in the suave bass-fronted verses and a replay-inducing vibrancy apparent in the title-touting chorus. The act’s balance of dream-pop lushness with anthemic rock pursuits remind fondly of Wolf Alice, aesthetically.

“Dancing On Water Lilies” compels with enjoyable structural momentum and eclectic tonal charm throughout. A spacey synth intertwining into the final minute meshes with rousing guitars for an especially impactful sequence, following the vocals’ impressive melodic showcase. From the initial nostalgia of arp-y synths to moody vocals and an ensuing hooky radiance, “Dancing On Water Lilies” presents an enthrallingly fun listening experience from The Connecting Dots.

“Lyrically it’s about that person who doesn’t want to go home from the party,” they explain. “You want the night to last forever. And as dawn breaks, you walk lightly under neon signs, high on life. There is also a dark side to it. The party friends who cannot stop in time. The excess, and the inevitable end.”

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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