Baeble First Play: The Synth Pop Soul of ThatOneEyedKid
    • FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2015

    • Posted by: Don Saas

    I love Passion Pit as much as the next Millennial who came of age blasting "Little Secret" and "Sleepyhead" and these last two years Chvrches have been defining the realm of arena-ready electro-pop, but you know what both of these synth pop acts have been missing: a little funk. And on his new single, "Always," synth-pop rising star ThatOneEyedKid brings some much needed funk and soul to a traditionally icy genre.

    We're premiering "Always," the title track off of ThatOneEyedKid's (nee Josh Friedman) upcoming EP (due 9/18). Combining synth-pop with danceable beats isn't anything new, but there's a genuine emotional urgency to Friedman's voice that Michael Angelakos, Lauren Mayberry, and certainly no one from the chillwave movement could match. It makes you want to dance while also feeling a connection to Friedman's voice and passion, and it's clear Friedman feels the same way: "When it's good, it's just manic happiness 24/7, or when it's bad it's like existential-meltdown bad."
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    Here's an act we'll be keeping our eyes on.

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