Minimalist and almost ballad-like, the song 'Trick Of The Light' by the US band 'Color Theory' sets the mood. A song full of beautiful melancholy that takes you back in time to nostalgia. Acoustically, the synth pop song also fits more into the mid-90s and would have fit very well in a playlist between Wolfsheim and Beborn Beton. 'Trick of the Light' is a very emotional song that looks deeper into the soul than one would wish.
For Depeche Mode fans, 'Color Theory', aka synth-pop artist Brian Hazard, should not be an unknown act. The song 'Ponytail Girl' haunted the net in the 90s as a lost Depeche Mode B‑side. The artist has also shown his love for the British band with the tribute 'Color Theory Presents Depeche Mode'.
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Lyrics of 'Color Theory – Trick Of The Light'
You’ve been forgotten
For months and moments
Enough to make me
Scream that I don’t love you
But when I’m driving
Alone at midnight
I scan the sidestreets
For signs of you
Can’t leave it alone
To think that you were right
It’s like you’re still here
In the corner of my eye
Tip of the tongue
Trick of the light
Is my creation
I know it isn’t healthy
To dwell on this
The sharp sensation
Of hungering for
Color Theory about 'Trick Of The Light'
“Trick of the Light” is about the sort of relationship you can never fully let go of. It's been years since you've seen each other, but driving home in the middle of the night, you still scan the sidestreets for signs of her. She always seems to be hiding in the corner of your eye, a trick of the light. This one adopts more of a post-punk sound than my usual synth-heavy arrangements, a sort of melancholy minimalism.
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