Once Great Estate – “Right Outside Your Door”

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A recent single from Tallahassee-based act Once Great Estate, “Right Outside Your Door” presents a small-town mystique amidst a haunting, twangy folk arsenal. The track represents the first single from their upcoming album, Goodbye Cody Scarp. Flickering acoustics and sporadic twangs reflect a grim lyrical disposition — “hide the bruises from the night before, when he was pushing you around,” — with hints of escapism.

The central chorus — “this town is good for hiding all the things you can’t ignore,” — concludes with a haunting character: “If you ever feel like leaving, I’ll be right outside your door.” A chilling folk production stirringly complements lyrics that depict a sense of suffocation, as one encounters abuse and proceeds to tip-toe through life whilst finding some way to escape, until that day finally comes. “Right Outside Your Door” is a moving success from Once Great Estate, led by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tracy Horenbein.

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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