Electric Youth

Innerworld

Secretly Canadian

Sep 30, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J Bookmark and Share


It's unusual to hear modern Italo Disco outside of the Italians Do It Better umbrella house, but apparently Canadians do it just as well. Electric Youth first caught our attention with "A Real Hero" on the Drive soundtrack, the icy, tone-setting track which practically served as the theme music for Ryan Gosling's character in Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 film. Three years later and that song is present here on their debut album, and the remaining 11 cuts deliver on that same glossy, cinematic escapism. Cool synth anthems such as "Runaway" ("Maybe we could just run away for good/Because we're both misunderstood") and "WeAreTheYouth" ("We are the youth...We love to dance, we love to move") offer catchy, repeatable mantras in chorus form. Close your eyes and you can almost picture Baby Goose behind the wheel of a Mustang, cruising down a Los Angeles storm drain, all white-knuckled and steely-faced. (www.facebook.com/electricyouthmusic)

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