Alex Stanilla – “Let You In”


A melodic rocker with ’70s Motown and soul inspiration, “Let You in” is a smooth success from Alex Stanilla. The Lebanon, PA-based artist describes the single as “about feeling too insecure to open yourself up to someone but really wanting to.” Aesthetically, there’s a hooky, nostalgic reminiscence to Squeeze in the soulful rock hookinesss, particularly as the vocals admit not knowing “where to begin,” into the moody “always on the phone,” verses.

An especially enthralling sequence takes hold past the mid-point, as Stanilla sings that “the silence is loud,” into an expressive guitar solo. The title-touting, organ-touched hook — “but I don’t know where to begin,” — continues the infectious production, melding soulful vocal charisma with debonair guitar work that hooks and doesn’t let go. We’re excited to hear whatever’s next from Stanilla.

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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