I am sure that there is an offical word for this kind of thing, but there’s a lot of pop songs around in recent times with a really distant echoey effect swirling around in the background. Towards the end of this Post Malone song, for example. Or a better example is throughout Adele’s Water under the Bridge from a couple of years ago.
My beloved Depeche Mode also employ this on their 2017 song, The Worst Crime and 2009’s Ghost. If that sounds quite pioneering – I have a recollection of Psychic TV using similar tricks in the mid 80s but I can’t place a particular song.
The noise is not exactly the same each time, it just sounds like a distant commotion or voices as if heard in a cave from miles away. Any answers?