Lang Owen – “Blue Reed”


A timeless folk mystique glows on “Blue Reed,” an alluring new single from Lang Owen, whose debonair narrative-rich vocal presence meshes beautifully with the melodic vocal reflections of Kelly Porterfield. The lyrics compel in their search for spontaneity; a man wanders the woods for a woman who made up her own name, crafted her treehouse habitat, and lives life on her own terms.

“Close my eyes, hear what she means,” the vocals admit, then reminding of a “coffee routine,” and the mundanity of day-to-day life — and the temptation that arises in shedding oneself of such. The lovely vocal performances and crisp electric guitar twangs bolster the magnetic folk arsenal, crafting a consistently ear-piquing sound.

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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