As a music lover, I was excited to listen to Suede James' debut synth pop song 'I Will Let You Down'. And boy, he did not disappoint! From the moment the song started, I was transported to a futuristic 70s space age scenario, thanks to the playful yet epic synths.
The vocals, which are usually not my cup of tea when heavily affected by electronic effects, were perfectly adapted to the mood and sound of the song. It's as if the effect added another layer of otherworldliness to the already sci-fi atmosphere.
But what really blew my mind was the drop after the bridge. It was so powerful and explosive that I had to remind myself to turn down the volume on my headphones. It was an incredible moment that made the song even more memorable.
What I appreciate about 'I Will Let You Down' is how seamlessly it connects the past and present in terms of sound. It has that nostalgic synthwave vibe but with a modern twist, making it a must-listen for anyone who loves the genre.
Listen to 'Suede James – I Will Let You Down' on Spotify
Suede James about 'I Will Let You Down'
Debut Single of Suede James, solo electronic project of Producer/Songwriter Taylor Lawhon (Mating Ritual, Lizzy Land, Pacific Air).
Blending my love for 80’s synth pop and electro-industrial artists (such as Depeche Mode, Skinny Puppy, the first two Ministry albums) and 2000’s French House (Vitalic, Danger, Justice) I set out to create an updated brand of analog dance pop that’s as listenable as it is bold. For a creative challenge and sonic identity, my upcoming debut EP New Void: Part I was performed and recorded entirely with a Prophet 12 synthesizer and one custom made drum sample pack. I also create all my own visuals for the project such as wardrobe, makeup and 3D animated visualizers. Aesthetic inspiration similarly derives from a combination of past and contemporary synthetic ideals- the retro future of the 80’s and the frigidity of modern high fashion.