Eleri Ward – “Moss”


New York-based singer/songwriter Eleri Ward continues to embark on a successful foray into original songwriting with “Moss,” which follows up last year’s single “Grieving The Future.” Also known for her covers of Stephen Sondheim songs, Ward’s original music has strongly impressed thus far as well, continuing here with the powerful “Moss.”

Gentle guitar trickles complement a lyrical catharsis: “I finally made it to the trees, finally resting on my knees in the moss.” Ward’s breathtaking vocal passion glides into a wordless expression past the one-minute turn, showing compelling momentum. The steady guitar dreaminess and emotive vocal power stir alongside lyrics that reflect an embrace of self-confidence — daring to go beyond what’s expect of oneself, and into their own “inner compass and inspiration,” per Ward — echoed here in the “in the moss,” refrain. “Moss” is a moving success from Eleri Ward.

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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