Prominent Retrowave/Synthwave figure LAU has teamed up with British producer Zak Vortex for the first time, to deliver a Synthwave version of the Cyndi Lauper classic ‘True Colors’.
LAU says about this release: “This is one of my favourite tracks of all time, so when Zak sent me the instrumental I was blown away by it and couldn’t wait to record it”.
The track is a moodier, more synth oriented version of the classic 80’s song, full of harmonies and gospel background vocals, that LAU delivers powerfully in her lower range. The pulsating synths and guitars from Zak Vortex add the perfect Synthwave elements to reinvent this classic for new audiences and beyond.
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The dramatic new song features orchestral sounds and was written by Chris Lowe as a classical-style instrumental piece; the lyrics, meanwhile, are taken from a poem Neil Tennant had written. Pete Gleadall mixed the final track. The second track is a lockdown version of Pet Shop Boys classic 'West End Girls', a completely new version of the classic song which debuted online in June 2020. Both tracks were recorded during the first lockdown last year, with Chris and Neil recording their parts in their respective homes.