When Los Angeles based psychedelic singer-songwriter Morgan Delt released his latest single to accompany his debut self-titled album (coming January 28 via Trouble in Mind) and previously released as a limited edition cassette, you can only expect a song as mysterious as Delt. Operating off the grid, Delt is notoriously hard to find information about, only adding to his anachronistic brilliance.
His single, “Obstacle Eyes,” is a nod to sixties psychedelia with cascades of layered chords and twisty melodies anchored by Delt’s smoothly elusive vocals that lure the listener into a hazy drone of melodic repetition. With an instantly catchy hook, Delt creates a trippy fusion of druggy sixties rock with the ambient textures of Ariel Pink.
The song rambles back and forth like a tinkering old music box, igniting a thoughtful introspection that remains transfixed by an enigmatic forward and backward progression. This is a track that deserves your full attention, so sit back and let Delt transport you to a summery sixties acid trip on the California coast.
Take a listen here: