With "Under 30", "Testcard F" from England presents a song that exudes a naive and nostalgic vibe. The melody is reminiscent of 80s classics such as "Video Killed the Radio Star", but also brings in a pinch of 2000s electroclash. This fascinating combination is no coincidence, as the band already had several hits in the scene in the early 80s. After a break of almost 40 years, they now want to take off again. We published their 1983 song "Unfamiliar Room" in our article "Discover 20 lost gems of 80's Synth Pop and Dark Wave".
The sound is definitely nostalgic, with an energetic touch. The mood of the song is naive, which is reflected in the catchy melody and the concise beats. The lyrics tell the story of a middle-aged woman singing about the idea of entering into an unwise relationship with a man in his 20s.
"Under 30" is more than just a tribute to past musical eras; it is a successful attempt to fuse the timeless sound of the 80s with modern elements. The band manages to bridge the decades while creating a unique, energetic atmosphere that not only evokes nostalgia but also offers a fresh, contemporary touch. This song is part of our Spotify playlist ‘New Synth Pop Songs 2024‘. The playlist is updated continuously. Follow this playlist now and don’t miss any of the latest synth pop hits in 2024.
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Lyrics of "Testcard F – Under 30"
Soap and water,
Guess I oughta,
Go and wash my hands.
Wash away the blood and dirt and sadness.
Bet your daughter,
I have sought a,
Way to understand.
But I think that, on reflection,
I have no objection.
I don’t mind,
Get my hands dirty,
I don’t mind,
You’re under thirty.
When the coloured,
Lights are bright and
When the air is warm,
There is one thing,
We agree on,
We can’t resist the neon.
I don’t mind (etc)
There is one,
Thing we agree on,
We can not,
Resist the neon.
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