Sophomore is the second album from British electronic music producer, Sunglasses Kid.
Following his debut release, Graduation, Sunglasses Kid continues to explore the world of high school movies and 80s & 90s teen culture with Sophomore.
Sophomore features some of the most popular artists in the synthwave, synthpop and retro genres including, Ollie Wride, Primo The Alien, Jay Diggs, Miranda Carey, SJBRAVO, Megan McDuffee, and IVERSEN.
An album highlight is "Neverending Dream", with sensual vocals from Megan McDuffee and a sexy sax solo from 80s icon Tim Cappello, AKA the sexy sax man from cult movie, The Lost Boys. Dark textural guitars from All The Damn Vampires add the final layer of atmosphere to this Madonna style ballad.
Gryff will be releasing New Religion 'The Remixes' today.
This is hot off the back of his debut synthwave album Calypso Drip FMLP which saw him soar to the top of the Bandcamp Synthwave charts and secure a Bandcamp New & Notable.
'I'm really humbled and excited that Calypso Drip FM LP was received so well - It was obvious to release some remixes by some friends in the scene that all capture the vibe of the song but also give the track a new twist.'
New Religion 'The Remixes' features XENNON, Crockett, Colour Vision, and L.A. Streethawk.
The world is on fire. Great nations are being run by mad men. Humanity is in a daze. Civilization, as we know it, could be facing collapse within decades.
These and other existential fears and observations of modern life helped swedish act The Secret Chord give birth to their debut album 'Tranquility Base'. Now in partnership with Aztec Records they are bringing the deluxe edition with an exclusive acoustic rendition of Back In Time and remixes by Emilio Asstevez, Friday Night Firefight, Miami Glow, Ends 84 and Fulvio Colasanto.
These profound ideas exposed in the deceivingly simple lyrics are set to music heavily influenced by the brilliant and playful sounds of the mid-eighties. Joakim's kaleidoscope production in conjunction with honey-drip vocals by Ida Trosell and Johannes Kotschy create an album of significance and relevance. Sonically, the album is an homage to masterpieces like A-ha's 'Hunting High and Low', Depeche Mode's 'Black Celebration' Erasure's 'Wonderland' and Peter Gabriel's 'So', combined with the classic movie soundtracks of the now iconic decade.
They say still waters run deep. No better analogy for this collection of pop songs that carry a very profound message to the listeners.
Last year Mark Reilly (Matt Bianco) met up with us in Amsterdam to talk about some ideas for a new album. Mark was inspired by the psychedelic cumbia sounds from our latest releases and asked us to throw some ideas at him and see if we could knock out a new record for 2020. After the first recording sessions in Amsterdam, the coronavirus pandemic struck Europe and we set at the challenge to finish recording from a distance. We kept on bouncing ideas back and forth and slowly but surely the album came together.
The fruit of our combined lockdown work ethos, ‘High Anxiety’, will be released on November 27th. Pre orders for the CD version have started today so click the link below to secure your copy of the album. In the meantime you can listen to the first two singles: The Spice of Life and High Anxiety which are now available on all streaming platforms.