Neska Rose – “Aware”


Los Angeles-based sisterly duo Neska Rosa present a compelling alt-pop sound on new single “Aware.” Produced by David Greenbaum, the track excels in its range from elongated vocal intrigue in the verses to a punchy, charismatic hook. “I don’t speak ’cause you complicate it all,” the vocals admit during that memorable chorus, leading into a memorable “I am guilty,” bridge with psychedelic chamber-pop appeal. The infectious chorus re-emerges again thereafter, exemplary of the project’s tonally dynamic chops.

Embracing a ’90s nostalgia in the vocal presence especially, which exudes a sense of rage and discontent, “Aware” stirs in its escalating structural quality and overall thematic aim. The duo describe the track as “about preferring to shut up after you realize this person you thought was a jerk is plainly just unaware and could never see you as you are.” Neska Rose thoroughly impress on “Aware” with a melodic, affecting sound.

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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