Mariela – “Brandy”


A hooky dose of pop and rock nostalgia from Mariela, “Brandy” engages in both its twinkling synth brightness and bass-driven build there. The Southern California-based band drives delightfully into the “Brandy, all I know is your name,” hook, cautioning “I think I’m in danger,” as chirpy guitars and playful synths combine for a replay-inducing dose of throwback charm. The initial synth-laden radiance takes hold against amidst wordless vocals for a lovely bridge, reminiscent of Cut Copy. “Brandy” is a winning blend of rock and pop from Mariela.

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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