Otlo – “Sweet Nothings”


A dreamy pop delight from Otlo, “Sweet Nothings” rides on a mellow assortment of colorful synths, bass-y bounces, and eventual guitar twangs — delivering a breezy relief in the final minute. The vocals are clearly smitten, exuding lyrics like “I don’t want to think about my life without you,” alongside the lovely, effervescent yet laid-back aesthetical glow.

Otlo is the moniker of artist Preston Bearden, crafting this sort of stellar bedroom-pop since 2022. He’s also active live, performing around the Nashville area.

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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