Today I got a remarkably high-towered sandwich of Synthwave for you: A tripple-decker of rock solid vocals.
KINGDØMS – Bankin
Maybe it’s just me, but doesn’t this sound a lot like a George Michael production? Both the massive reverb, the arrangement and the characteristics of his voice.
Neon Arcadia – Cruise Control (feat. Tom Selica)
Fantastic sound on this production. Sounds like early Duran Duran!
And again: Excellent vocals. A great blend of Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran) and Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet)? I think so.
The Ocean Beneath – Setting Sun (feat. Nath Jackson)
Again the vocals reminds me of someone from the eighties I’ve heard multiple times. Maybe a pinch of Simon Le Bon again, and a good dash of Jim Kerr (Simple Minds)?
All of these three amaze me in so many ways. They have a lot in common when it comes to production value. Solid mix and master, excellent arrangements and with a vocalist to match.
Quality productions all over.
Three productions that would go straight into our steadily growing synthwave list “More EIGHTIES than the 80s itself!”.
But unfortunately only one of them seem to be present on Spotify (seriously, guys?!). I could at least add The Ocean Beneath to our excellent list!
And this is one list you want to add to your library if the retro sound of synthwave is your thing: