If you want to know a song that sounds like a reflective, summer night, then that would be “Somebody’s Son” by Onlyness, the solo musical endeavor by Rick Spataro (also a member of the great band Florist, in addition to The Firs). The track is the second release after “Leave Me Alone” from the forthcoming, self-titled album. The tone of the song isn’t a stark contrast to that of Spataro’s other projects and holds similar elements of beautiful songwriting, delicate-yet grooving arrangements and a refreshing subtly.
As he croons lyrics like “Stay with me for good / Don’t let it scare you when I’m not my best, / If I feel anger or I feel unrest / If I feel distant or if I’m obsessed.” it’s not an offer of desperation, but instead a telling of a possible, dynamic future and to take a chance. There are no overcomplicated layers or unnecessary flash but instead is vibrant and satisfying. The pleasant melodies, crisp drumming, and twangy-Americana undertones that are presented fill the space around you and allows for this track to extend beyond its two-minute duration.
Keep up with Onlyness here and While the album isn’t out until 7/6 via Five Kill Records, take a listen to “Somebody’s Son” below.
6/1-The Hollow Bar- Albany, NY
7/6- The Chateau Providence (Album Release Show)–Albany NY
7/14- The Sound Hole-Philadelphia, PA