We are embracing a musical awakening – it is time to appreciate the shimmering, synth-heavy, 80s-pop inspired tunes that earmark a new phase of Paramore’s open-ended journey.
This video really relates to the band’s struggles with self-identity and how to preserve a genuine image while the modern day media machine runs rife with commercialism and capitalist motivations. Things are not as sunny as they seem in Roseville.
CHVRCHES are a unique, effervescent spark in the ’80s-synthpop genre and their music has always been the result of a coalescence of various influences. It is hard not to get swept up in the hype that is swelling as the result of social media teases and subliminal hints but I am sure their sonic revival will be explosive yet simultaneously stay true to their core.
Zawaideh has a penchant for dark, sultry electro instrumentation that would not be amiss at an ’80s disco.
Think: Regina Spektor meets Imogen Heap and has a musical baby in the form of a ginger, guitar-playing, impossibly cool Irish lady. Something like that.
Overall, the concert was a raucous, raw culmination of fifteen years of stylistic evolution and the energy pulsing through each track is unforgettable. Despite not being a fan of mewithoutYou before this concert, I left with a taste of their essence and a hunger to hear more.