Big beats and retro synths create an immediately likable eighties-esque soundscape of euphoric drama and melody, as The 1-800 showcase their strength of musicality and song-writing alike for Lovewave.
Beautifully immersive from the outset, in tune with the sound reignited just a few years back as certain a sci-fi show broke the mould online, the single offers an instantly engaging, uplifting hit of instrumental escapism – blending the precision of the band with undeniably professional production that really lets the good energy rain down in style.
As the song progresses, the band bring in a sort of indie-rock, almost punk-like vocal with a touch of hip hop to it, short lines that take the place of cinematic fullness to introduction a concept, which adds further dynamic and contrast. And all of this is followed and resolved by a simple hook; passionate and revealing, satisfying, made all the more blissful by the drop back into the weight and embrace of the music.
Stunning, in short – a defiant highlight from the year so far, rooted amidst some legendary sounds but more firmly connected to the clear identity and artistic intention of The 1-800. Honest and powerful, beautiful, deeply human, with a captivating and equally hypnotic video to match. I can’t wait to hear more.