With the release of “You Said It Best”, LearningToDive have expanded their distinctive sound following the critical appreciation of their previous album “Norwegian Pop”. LearningToDive has successfully mixed everything great about 1980s music along with soulful, melodic soliloquies with profound thought and meaning.
‘You Said It Best’ is an uplifting, heartwarming message incorporating themes of self-acceptance, forgiveness and gratitude, and is about coming back to one’s roots and working out what really matters.”
The magician behind the music is Bravo Bonez, whose decision was to not release this brilliant song as part of their previous album, “Norwegian Pop”. The track “You Said it Best” is a hypnotic concoction of Sophisti-pop and country that would not have complimented the album’s deep connections to 80s indie, post-punk rock artists such as Echo and the Bunnymen.
The public are already catching on to LearningToDive’s exceptional musical talents, having amassed over 10,000 Spotify listeners. This is a single you absolutely do not want to miss!
Empathy Test are set to release their third studio album this week and as Louder Than War put it, it contains “A set of songs lovers of 80s synth pop will be drooling over the minute the first verse has been heard.”
With the single ‘Monsters’ already released (listen in the link below) we can see why Louder Than War are calling all 80s synth pop lovers to join the Empathy Test hype train.
The band themselves are self proclaimed 80s obsessive having admitted their name is a nod to science fiction classic Blade Runner and ensuring that the new album will have a vinyl version released in 2020 too.
And with this new and bigger than ever sound that the guys are bringing with this new album, we believe it won’t just be 80s lovers that are tuning in and downloading ‘Monsters’ on Friday – we expect big things for the London based electro-pop band and can’t wait to see what this year has in store for them.
We find a lot of artists these days who take inspiration from bygone eras, particularly the 80s, but Iranian artist, Vispa, has gone full hog in empowering that retro sound in his music.
As an electronic artist, synthesizers are big part of his work and as we all know, the synth was synonymous the 80s period.
‘Cosmic Force’ employs a heavy dance beat with spacey synths and choral-like drones that could have been made 30 thirty years ago. However, this isn’t to say that Vispa’s music is out dated, by any means. He has reignited the flame of this electronic style and there’s sure to be many electronic music lovers who will be pleased to hear it make a comeback.
Since there are no lyrics in ‘Cosmic Force’, there is a definite filmic nature to the track: you can truly imagine it accompanying an action film, or even as a TV theme.
At the age of 19, Vispa decided to attend a music class where he learnt his trade, working primarily with synthesizers and keyboards. As he learnt more, Vispa began experimenting with his own melodies and beats, often just playing things by ear, how he wanted them to sound.
Supposedly, ‘Cosmic Force’ was inspired by Vispa’s daydreams on space and the world beyond, which can be clearly seen when listening to the track.
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