Admittedly, we listen to a lot of Depeche Mode-sounding bands here at Chez Strangeways, and lucky for us this German band is among the Depeche-iest. SynthDecade has a few great songs, including this one, which reminds me a little of DM’s ʺWalking in My Shoes.ʺ This song has a very late ’80s/early ’90s DM feel, including the dark uptempo feel, the vocal effects, the chord changes, and the occasional unexpected bloops, bleeps, and twang that keep it all very interesting during repeated listening. They get the balance right on this one, with a nice mix of Gore-style lyrics and Gahan-style vocals. Take them at their word as they sing
Time is right for us to make things better
Turn off the lights now, it doesn’t matter
This is the way to lighten up your world
To lighten up your life.
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