Official music video for the synth pop song 'Visit From A Friend' performed by "Dada's Troost". Video by Martijn van der Sanden. The Netherlands-based band has proven their ability to create catchy and energetic synth pop music that immediately gets stuck in your head.
The song opens with a Pet Shop Boys vibe (maybe only in my world), transporting the listener back to the 80s. Dada's Troost has described their sound as a mix of Depeche Mode and Red Hot Chili Peppers and this is evident in the way they blend the electronic elements with live instruments.
The lyrics may raise some eyebrows, but they fit seamlessly into the overall vibe of the song. The vocal delivery is spot on, with just the right amount of emotion and intensity. You don't have to jump off a cliff to know that this is a bad decision. But that's how everyone has to find their own way in life.
Bad decision made us who we are
Lyric line from 'Visit From A Friend'
The middle section of the song takes a wild turn, which may initially throw the listener off, but ultimately adds to the song's overall dynamic. The transition back to the chorus is a bit abrupt, but it doesn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the song. This uncomfortable synth pop song will leave you wanting more and questioning why you haven't been listening to this band sooner.
If I had to offer any constructive criticism, it would be to further explore the middle section and find a smoother way to transition back to the chorus. However, this is a minor critique in an otherwise fantastic song. Keep up the great work, Dada's Troost!
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Dada's Troost about "Visit From A Friend"
The song is about my hate / love relationship with addictive substances, like alcohol or drugs. The song reflects on what they brought me. In a way they gave me my happiest years: I enjoyed partying while touring and meeting lots of people in many different places. Now while getting older, I'm more and more choosing for a stable life, and often think about some bad decisions I made in that period. But at the end of the day, those decisions made us who we are. The song celebrates this, it enables me to move forward in life.