Raise your lighters in the air because Rauly’s just dropped a single that will have you swaying in a crowd of people who’re all finding themselves within his introspective lyrics. Obvious isn’t a grand power ballad, it’s a minimalistic number comprised of tender guitar melodies and enchanting string sections that are straight out of a Disney movie. It doesn’t need a large amount of grandeur behind it to make us interested, that’s because Rauly’s unfiltered thoughts pour out into the lyrics that become the focal point of this relatable single. He croons about being lost, struggling to find his place in the world, hoping a sign from the heavens will come down and make his path clear, but it doesn’t come that easy. It’s only after reflecting upon our own story that we find out that what we needed and wanted to do was so unbelievably obvious the entire time.
Rauly’s produced singles that’ve got long lasting mainstream appeal with the insatiable hooks and feel good rhythms he has. This however is different, Obvious is his first true ballad and demonstrates that he can captivate an audience just as easily with his voice and the gentle strumming of an acoustic guitar. Ed Sheeran and Shawn Mendes look like they’ve got some competition.