Hailing from California and currently residing in Brooklyn, O Slow is multi-instrumentalist Jacqui Miranda’s solo effort that shines brightest when it’s at its darkest. “These Dreams” is a delightful masterclass in mixing wispy, haunting lyrics with a collage of sounds anchored by a steady piano throughout. Jacqui brings us into the tangled web of a transcontinental move and the accompanying mixed feelings associated with being the country mouse who moves to the big city. The melding of sounds and her voice evoke a comparison to bands like Beach House or even an alternate-reality Alvvays that leaned into darker tones. You should absolutely listen to “These Dreams” with a nice set of headphones (like I did) for the full effect. It was a good type of disconcerting that made me feel the unease Jacqui delivers throughout the track.

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