It’s been a while since Belgian ElectroPop duo Soldout have graced these pages, but here they are with their new release, Off Glory, released today. The follow up to May’s Wazabi, Off Glory sees the duo continuing to draw influence from classic European SynthPop whist updating it for the 21st century.
If fact, there’s a lot of classic synth music in Off Glory, most obviously the sound of mid-80’s Depeche Mode with the EBM-esque bassline coupled with shining, bell-like, chords. Drop this onto a Robo Disco beast and add some infectiously catchy vocals and you have one of the best pure SynthPop tracks released this year. Displaying just the right amount of brooding so as to appear deep, but not overshadow the dance vibe, Off Glory perfectly captures the sound of SynthPop past, without sounding like homage or parody, and makes it relevant.
♫ Soldout – Off Glory
Soldout’s Off Glory is out today.
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