Carrie Stardust – “The Underside”


An evolving single from Carrie Stardust, “The Underside” builds from a piano-driven introspection into a bustling pop satiation. “I want you to know, that I’m happy for you,” the vocals conclude thereafter, with the preceding “I’m already gone,” sentiments suggesting a sort of post-relationship analysis.

Percussive and twinkling additions drive into the “in the underside,” exuberance, showcasing the artist’s soaring vocal range following the dreamier lushness. The aforementioned pop shift is evident in the final minute, in the “do you wonder if I’m still alive?” questioning and brisker percussion; the melodic journey is a satisfying one from Carrie Stardust.

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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