Dover Lynn Fox – ‘Low Moon’ EP

A memorable new EP from Toronto-based artist Dover Lynn Fox, Low Moon assembles a relatable narrative about emotional growth — and especially the shedding of moments from the past, in the quest to attain greater positivity in the present. Fox’s blend of folk, pop, and rock make for a melodic entrancement across the EP’s four tracks, also taking inspiration from ’60s and ’70s music, in addition to nature, landscapes, and a variety of landscapes that provide ideal accompaniments for each track.

“I was a million miles away,” Fox’s calming vocal introspection lets out on Winter Son,” whose wintry references invoke barren fields amidst vocal reflections on the past. “I wish I would’ve loved you,” the vocals further, as the winter sun shines through. “Phantom Lover” weaves a more piano-set minimalism to start, expanding into bristling acoustics and percussion into the string-laden “if only you knew,” vocal refrain. An anthemic outpouring follows, invigorating with the title-touting culmination.

The EP’s concluding, title track plays with fittingly cathartic effect — like a breath of fresh air as one contemplates the “dark cloud” above their head, and prevailing through. “It’s a sonic sigh of relief, an homage to life’s signals, signs and wonders, and a message about taking the higher ground,” Fox explains; its evolution from folk-ready subduedness into an anthemic “high ground,” proclamation sends chills. The Low Moon EP is a consistently stellar output from Dover Lynn Fox.

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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