London SynthWave producer Sunglasses Kid released a new EP this past weekend. He’s released some really cool tunes, over the past few months, that have seen him push himself to the front of the SynthWave pack. With a real grasp on authentic 80s Pop sounds, and a good handle on arrangement too, he’s done nothing but impress. The new EP, Unpredictable, is a slick six tracks of classic ElectroPop collaborations.
The highlight of the EP has to be a team-up with Leon Monroe and Highway Superstar titled, Summer Nights. Summer Nights is an easy going slice of summertime Pop with an almost Tropical groove. Monroe’s breezy vocal and Highway Superstar’s sax work really set the tune apart, the sax particularly capturing the mid-80s beach party mood of the tune and drawing you into it. The track show’s off Sunglasses Kids deftness with 80s SynthPop, never heavy-handed or pastiche with it, the Kid just seems to ‘get’ how 80s Pop worked. Greek retro Power Pop vocalist Kristine put in an appearance on Time In Time, an exotic track that layers it’s enigmatic atmosphere with some nice orchestral hits and a Boogie laden beat. The Boy & Sister Alma’s turn at the mic sees them taking part in a moody soundtrack piece, full off evocative chords and a racing beat ripe for a montage.
Elsewhere on the EP your find contributions from the likes of D/A/D and Bret Grace. It’s a confident release that shows off Sunglasses Kid as a true talent on the scene, and one that effortlessly moves beyond the confines of the genre. Well worth checking out.
♫ Sunglasses Kid (Feat. Leon Monroe & Highway Superstar) – Summer Nights
♫ Sunglasses Kid (Feat. Kristine) – Time In Time
♫ Sunglasses Kid (Feat. The Boy & Sister Alma) – Come Back To Me
Sunglasses Kid’s Unpredictable EP is out now.
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