Oscilla – “Tongue-Tied”


A warming, summer-set glow complements the introspective folk appeal of “Tongue-Tied,” a new single from Oscilla, the duo of singer/songwriter Frances England and producer Omar Akrouche. Lush acoustics complement illuminated piano, recorded with a handheld cassette player and in turn furthering a sense of nostalgia. Lyrical visions of summer, cherry juice, and rolling the windows down enamor into the piano’s re-incorporation, as the acoustics maintain a consistently gliding quality throughout.

“As the leaves reach for the sun,” the vocals continue, maintaining a nature-friendly sense of imagery that resonates alongside the calming folk arsenal. A comforting, hypnotic success, “Tongue-Tied” is a memorable showing from Oscilla, impressing previously with the track “Tornado.”

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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