Steven Gudino – “Sardonic Suburb”


Steven Gudino traverses from serene pop contemplation to twangy vigor on “Sardonic Suburb,” a single that impresses in its melodic display of tonal range. Twinkling, dreamy keys arrive into a bursting guitar line, then cohesively incorporating Gudino’s alluring vocals in the title-touting hook — “I can’t wait to finally be rid of this place, this sardonic suburb.” The trickling guitars and jazzy, sporadic pace combine with the breezy vocals for a sophisti-pop aesthetical captivation in the moments between, capped off by an electrifying guitar emphasis and final vocal refrain.

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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