Joy Downer – “SHIPS”


Emotional conveying of an unrequited love — and two souls “passing in the night,” like distant ships — sends chills throughout “SHIPS,” a new single from Los Angeles-based artist Joy Downer. The dreamy vocals lament “I’m not a winner in this lover’s game,” further admitting “the moves I make never get me you.” Lush piano steadiness and whisper-y vocal reflections complement the serenely consuming vocal presence throughout on this stellar track, making a strong impression in its concise yet emotively impactful thematic and atmospheric direction.

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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