OBE – [Travis Bickle]
It’s clear that Travis Bickle doesn’t think like the rest of us. With treasured songs including “Best Friend Shows Me Love” and “Joan of Arc” to attest, the Atlanta-bred talent embodies a left-of-center, genre-agnostic style of music, quite unlike anything you’ve heard. Every time he releases a new song, it becomes a moment in and of itself, propelled by a sense for sound that feels more like an experience than anything else. Today, the man himself has done it again, releasing perhaps one of his best records to date in “OBE.” Just over 3 minutes in length, “OBE” is a rollercoaster of a song, showered in dramatic changes, decadent melodies, and a hint of unpredictability. In today’s day and age, we often hear conversations about Spotify-centric music and artists who boast impressive play counts, but aren’t really pushing the ball forward. Consequently, they don’t stick around for long, while the inventive, eclectic approaches of artists like Bickle seem to sustain. “OBE” is proof of such, and will undoubtedly be thrown in heavy rotation for the months to come. Because quite frankly, no one is doing it quite like Travis Bickle right now. Check out “OBE” on SoundCloud below!