OK, this week we offer some easy listening (plus a little eye candy for the guys out there) from Australia-born / London-based based solo artist, ASx. The song’s title, “Obstacle Of My Affection,” grabbed me right away, because the cynic in me loves a good, snarky bit of word play on the traditionally romantic. But what reeled me in is the little keyboard riff that reminds me of the main hook from Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time.” So, there’s that.
Musically, I would describe ASx as Electronic Ambient Pop with dreamy undertones. Visually, I appreciate that she is not trying to do too much beyond setting a mood and holding your interest, which allows you to focus on the song’s gentle yet insistent flow and her lovely vocals. Apparently, in addition to playing all the instruments on this track, she also plays drum in the quartet Kid Wave. Impressive.
Recommended if you like artists such as Portishead and Emilíana Torrini, “Obstacle Of My Affection” is from the CD of the same name, available now on Battle Worldwide Recordings, wherever fine music procured. Enjoy!