If you've been following the world of film in the last 3 years, you will have heard Electric Youth's bittersweet single featuring College, 'A Real Hero', featured in 2011's Drive. On these Canadian's debut full length, they conjure up similarly emotional, 80s-inspired synthpop which would be right at home on a beach accompanying a cool pair of shades. Or as great neon lit night-time driving music according to Soundcloud commenters, so apparently a versatile record. But I digress - if you were a fan of the production and sweet vocals on 'A Real Hero', you'll be taken by Innerworld.
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It’s no surprise that this Canadian duo are steeped in eighties nostalgia being as they took their name from a Debbie Gibson album. Don’t let that put you off though because if like me you have a soft spot for John Hughes films like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Pretty In Pink then this will be right up your snood.
Electric Youth produce crisp synth laden pop that hasn’t sounded this good since the likes of The Human League and Duran Duran graced the hit parade, ‘Innerworld’ is a debut that is both charming and quite cheesy at that same time, you’ll either love it or hate it really. Imagine the spirit of early Madonna songs (when she was good!) like ‘Borderline’ and ‘Dress You Up’ with that kind of school disco first kiss type vibe. It’s full of nostalgia and a bit throwaway bubblegum pop but that’s what makes it so fun.
6/10 uxipi 25th September 2014
Drive is such a good film, and don't let me start with the OST... Ah! My eyes! Why is this album cover so bad? Was it really necessary? Secretly Canadian, what where you thinking when you let Electric Youth choose this as an album cover?
The LP is you know, 80s friendly, synth pop oriented, and includes "A Real Hero",... But woah, the only thing I can say right now is that this album cover is horrendous. Such a shame.
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