Wednesday, August 15, 2012
When The Lights Go Out On Scarlet Soho
The first thing that I thought of when I heard Scarlet Soho's latest single When The Lights Go Out is just how much about the first minute sounds like Denice Williams' "Lets Hear It For The Boy." Wow...it's a crazy comparison I know...but musically it was 1984 all over again. After that blast from the past the single exploded into a New Order like synth frenzy. After catching my breath and catching back up to modern times, I realized that When The Lights Go Out is one heck of a single.
Taking synth pop back a couple of decades and getting all dark with it, Scarlet Soho manage to find the perfect balance between retro-cool, futurism, and camp. With pop hooks in hand (as I've mentioned) and a smoky, slightly gothy approach the whole thing comes off as some of the more intriguing Depcehe Mode moments put to record. From the depressing, "What You Need," to the jumpy, "Retail Therapy," and the remix of WTLGO by Tokytron this single has a bit of electronic darkness to suit every taste. A dance floor destroyer waiting to be unleashed, Scarlet Soho stands to conquer the world When The Lights Go Out.