CAVN – “Timed Out” (feat. Katie Canning)


London-based producer and composer CAVN crafts a haunting pop intrigue on “Timed Out,” featuring a riveting vocal performance from Katie Canning. Thematic explorations of heartbreak, abandonment, and trust persist within the engrossing production, which bolsters both upfront vocal leads and a ghostly quivering aspect, which exudes a wordless entrancement at points throughout. The final minute develops from piano-forward intimacy into string-laden theatrics, concluding the production with aptly dynamic flair.

“So why do I cry?” the vocals ask before a brief pause, which glides into that aforementioned ghostly vocal element thereafter. The hypnotic, bass-y backbone and vocal production combine for a meditative intrigue, set against confessional vocal statements like “I feel so alone.” A clamoring for someone “to love me,” resonates with a sincere outpouring of emotion, succeeding against both dark synth-pop backdrops and the more soaring vocal fervency. “Timed Out” is a fantastic showcase in songwriting and production from CAVN.

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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