Green Light by Lorde

The lady herself has returned and not a moment too soon. Lorde’s debut album “Heroine” is up there as one of my favourite ever albums and have been waiting eagerly for her follow up. This first single, “Green Light”, from her next album has a different sound to her debut – more up-tempo.

I have read comments already from people either loving it or moaning that it sounds too “generic pop”. Lorde is such a unique force within the music scene today, that her fans are perhaps scared that she’ll lose her idiosyncrasies. While I do understand their concerns, let’s not forget that she’s a young artist and it’s her right to try new things. Also it would have been easy for her to release “Heroine 2” and give her fans more of the same. But she is pushing herself forwards and trying new things. This song is growing on me, and I’m excited to hear what the full offering is on her sophomore album.


Acid Rain by Lorn

As soon as this track started I was immediately transported back to the 80’s.

The synth sounds in the opening felt like something from The Terminator soundtrack.Then the thumping beat kicks in and I was hooked.

The first time I heard this was from watching the accompanying music video, and I’m glad it was. The video is one of the most powerful music videos I’ve seen in a long time. And at less than three minutes long, it’s bursting at the seams with energy and style.


Halloween Theme Rework by Perturbator

Growing up, one of my scariest moments was seeing Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. Halloween has turned out to be a big influence on my now-grown-up tastes. I mean, I don’t have urges to kill anybody, but I do have urges to listen to awesome dark synth music and watch the occasion film that will scare the crap out of me.

Today’s Synthwave song is “Halloween Theme Rework” by Perturbator. Enjoy.


We’re The Same by Priest

Priest are a duo from the U.S. of America and together make some of the most accessible and interesting electronic music at the moment. They not only have a unique sound, but also pop sensibilities that could make them big in the future. “We’re the same” is a song they put out for free a few months back and it’s great! You should also check out their debut album which I wrote about here.