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27 August 2021
Band: MEN WITHOUT HATS
Active: 1977–1993, 2002–2003, 2010–present
Who: Legendary Canadian synth-pop band led by frontman Ivan Doroschuk.
Best known for their monster hit Safety Dance (almost 100 million spins on
Spotify ). But MWH are so much more than that hit. They released, so far, seven
longplayers between 1977 and today. Check their Spotify account if you’re not
familiar with their high-quality songwriting.
And they’re back in pop town…
New album: out next year.
Lead single: NO FRIENDS OF MINE
A reimagining of ‘Safety Dance’.
The pace of the dance is slowed down, changing the original flamboyant vibe
significantly. The timbre is now rather gloomy, resonating as a reflection on the
troubled times we live in. Also, Ivan Doroschuk‘s distinctive voice gives the new slo-mo interpretation both a somber and hypnotic tone. I guess we ALL should do the safety dance again, to turn the restless and grim tide. Let’s all be friends and work things
We can dance if we want to
We can leave your friends behind
‘Cause your friends don’t dance
And if they don’t dance
Well, they’re no friends of mine
New EP lands on 24th September – more info here