Tinsley – “Distract Me”


“Distract Me” is a dreamily caressing pop success from Seattle-based artist Tinsley, infusing lush vocals, shoegaze-inspired guitar textures, and spacey synth infusions. “I don’t care how you impact me, as long as you distract me,” Tinsley sings during the central hook’s concluding resonance, with heady guitar strums and magnetic synth glistening adding further to the engrossing soundscape. Thematically exploring how one can use romance as a method of self-sabotage — and dating undesirables for the sake of “doing it for the plot,” — “Distract Me” is a compelling success from Tinsley.

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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