Poolblood is the stage name used by singer-songwriter Maryam Said, whose melancholic songs alternate between muted and contemplative indie folk and quiet and introspective indie rock. By contrast, their first release, the EP Yummy in 2019 had more of an attack and was closer to having a conventional indie rock feel. Their songs come with some emotional weight, typically revolving around relationships, romantic or otherwise. They sing in a lovely, soft voice that projects intimacy and vulnerability. The arrangements tend to be on the pared down but imaginative side with an occasional interest in orchestral elements. There are glimpses of an adventurous streak in their work as well, specifically suggested by the instrumental piece "beam" (in 2023's mole) that brings in distortion and noise.