Obi Best

electropop // indie pop

Obi Best’s debut album, Capades, is a startling and addicting collection of refined pop songs. Whether it is the more orchestral ballads or synth-driven electropop that make up Capades; the record is equally dreamy, witty and infectious. Alex Lilly’s capricious lyrics are tempered by tight musical arrangements, resulting in a playful and most importantly, fun sound. Lilly’s sweet and pellucid vocals, backed by Bram Inscore (keys), John Wood (keys) and Barbara Gruska (drums), elevate the carefully composed and surprisingly complex songs of Obi Best.

Dreamy, whimsical electropop.
Obi Best – Nothing Can Come Between Us
Obi Best – Swedish Boy
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9 Responses to “Obi Best”

  1. Michelle :

    Side note: Obi Best and Social Science Recordings are holding a music video contest for the song “Swedish Boy”. Inspired by the song? Make a music video and submit it for a chance to win $500! (

  2. Amanda :

    her voice is very much similar to inara george of the bird and the bee.

    i like it a lot though.

  3. guest :

    @ Amanda

    i agree completely. definitely smacks of an electronic nellie mckay as well. interesting sound though.

  4. Michelle :

    @Amanda @guest – Alex actually sings back up for Inara George and Greg Kurstin (The Bird & The Bee). Good ear! :)

  5. sweeney :

    can you tell me how i can download this song-the yahoo media plyer on your site/server doesn’t allow downloads??? never used to be this way

  6. Dave :


    to download the track, just right-click the link and select save “save link as…” or “save target as…” depending on your browser.


  7. Bob :

    I’m a recent fan. This is a *GREAT* album.

  8. Bonnie :

    Oh my goodness! I found this group a few years ago on myspace called the Colorforms and I loved them so much, but I could never find them again. I guess that’s because they changed their name to Obi Best. Geez! Haha

  9. Zach :

    Come See Obi Best on 8/12/11 in San Diego, @ Til Two Club