Sounds Like: Some parts Austra, some bits Glasser, some echoes of Bats for Lashes
Why You Should Care: This song will wash over you and take your cares with it
Light and delicate, soaring and a touch wistful, “Dorian” seems like the perfect pop song to play in a church – say, Austin SXSW venue, the Central Presbyterian – and beautiful enough to inspire belief, even in the least religious. Obel’s voice lilts just over the delicate sounds of cello, piano and violin, with just enough achiness to convey that there is something less that perfect under the surface of the relationship described in the song. That ache prevents the song from being too perfect, while compelling the listener to hit ‘play’ again and again.
“Dorian” is from the Copenhagen-based artist’s second album Aventine. Check out a live cut here.