My Lovely Hearse – “Maya”


A subdued dreaminess engrosses on “Maya,” a new single from My Lovely Hearse, a project from Oxford, UK. A gentle assortment of murky guitar jangles and playful twangs align with crisp, laid-back percussion throughout the track’s first half. The twangy element appears as a standalone force momentarily at the mid-point, venturing into a warming, hypnotic conclusion where the steady percussion and murmuring guitar tones pair with a cohesive intrigue.

The quaintly effective structural approach and subdued, dreamy arsenal of instrumentation make for a continuous sense of entrancement throughout “Maya,” which the artist notes as being inspired by “the enigmatic realms of dream logic, heartrending nostalgia, and the haunting emptiness of a summer sky.” The track releases alongside the artist’s Holidays EP, streaming below and providing a similarly high-quality range of introspective, atmospheric instances of dreamy songwriting:

This and other trackscan be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Dream-Pop’ 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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