When I talk about remakes, I prefer to keep an open mind. This is especially so when the production duo of Per Drappesen and Thyge Nørgaard aka DRAP give new life to a classic. Well, these guys paid tribute to The Human League with an edgy Electro Pop version of “Don’t You Want Me”. Of course, here you will miss the 80s flavored synths from the original. However, in this case, the new thing is the mix of an acoustic intro + the EDM-like drops. Trust me, the entire track is worth a listen. Interestingly, DRAP’s debut single “I’ll Be Coming Over” hit 400,000 streams on Spotify, and they’re looking to repeat this achievement soon.
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Bananarama Still Together Today? Watch New “Masquerade” Video
Bananarama is still together with the talented singers Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward. Get ready to be totally addicted to the modern Electro-Pop sound of their amazing new song “Masquerade.”
The “Cruel Summer” hitmakers are celebrating their 40th anniversary with the 12th studio album that is selling like hot cakes in the UK. Producer Ian Masterson (Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue, etc.) collaborated with the duo on “Masquerade,” the first single from this fresh material.
Accompanied by a music video, you can tell the aesthetics, the dreamy locations, and their outfits are absolutely perfect!
Overall, these ladies are enjoying writing relatable lyrics now more than ever. In essence, “Masquerade” is a pleasant form of escapism that incites you to be who you want to be. Period.
Moreover, this tune creates a melancholic atmosphere with those synths, compelling listeners to sing it out loud and dance.
I’m already eager to see the next visuals… Without any exaggeration, the ‘Masquerade’ album is one of the greatest records they have done as a duo. All the tracks have the potential to become memorable anthems.
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Decipher The Tarot Cards With DESIRE In “Days & Nights” Video
DESIRE‘s new single “Days & Nights” is a masterpiece both aesthetically and musically. Tarot cards, a crystal ball, and the art of intuitive reading are the main elements of these mind-blowing visuals.
So far, “Telling Me Lies” is my favorite song off their most recent Electro-Pop album, ‘Escape.’
However, “Days & Night” is just as good as I expected it to be. In short, you can expect a love song bruised with anxiety…
Written and produced by Johnny Jewel, you’re about to enjoy another enigmatic piece featuring Megan Louise’s iconic vocals, accompanied by dark nuances intertwined with a dense layer of synthesizers.
If anyone is wondering about the symbolism of those Tarot cards seen in the opening scene of the video, here’s a good basic explanation:
XV. The Devil: Don’t get scared! It actually means addiction, compulsion, or obsession. Indeed, we all have devils within us, the seeds of bad things we’re usually able to stop ourselves from doing.
XIII. The Death: It has nothing to do with its literal meaning. On the contrary, this card foretells transformation and rebirth. Perhaps, a new cycle is beginning and so a maturing phase.
XII. The Hanged Man (reversed): Impatience, not willing to wait or accept something.
One way or another, all these cards capture the plot line behind the lyrics of “Days & Nights.”
Besides that, DESIRE’s ample creativity marks the difference, as usual, leaving fans eager for more.
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Jbledz And Alec Galloway Are Reviving Nostalgia For 80’s Synthpop
Conjuring an overall air of 80s nostalgia, Jbledz and Alec Galloway transport you to a different time. There’s no arguing that the driving force behind “Don’t Fade” lies in the synthesizers, which highlight the melodious vocals and falsettos.
I can easily imagine myself singing “Don’t Fade” at the top of my lungs in the car, on the bus, or even in the shower. Of course, in a positive way, it’s extremely catchy and stunning.
Definitely, it’s just feel-good music!
In addition, you can tell inspiration was taken from the likes of Kavinsky and The Weeknd. Once you hit the play button below, there’s no turning back…
No doubt, Jbledz is on another level of what truly is conveying your emotions on a song. Actually, he feels what he sings as he pours out all the frustration over an abusive relationship.
On top of that, his lyrics can further prove intimate and personal experiences can connect with listeners right away. Strangely, being taken advantage of by someone you care about is so relatable these days.
“Don’t Fade” not only revives amazing things like 80’s Synthpop but also wounds of the past that warn you to make better decisions.
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