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23 August 2023
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass guitar)
and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals), started their highly successful voyage
in 1978, took a 10-year break in 1996, to come back as strong as ever.
The tandem just shared the title track as the 3rd appetizer. I heard some great, effervescent happy-go-lucky summer tunes over the past weeks, but this new OMD
one is without a shadow of a dance doubt one of the best, if not the best. Ridiculously catchy and an all-limbs-triggering vibe. These two manoeuvres in the dark still come up with bright earworms. I dare you to not pirouette yourself giddy nuts to this vitalizing
Big contender for SUMMER HIT OF 2023.
Prepare some Piña coladas and the rest will follow.
The accompanying video is an animated spectacle, features a nod to the imagery
of various sci-fi films, notably Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Run Lola Run, and Blade Runner. Shadowy figures alternate between running through streets under zeppelins and
McCluskey: “When times are hard there is a tendency for governments to look at cutting funding for creativity, just at the moment when the arts are most needed to nourish our souls.
I am a huge lover of visual arts, especially mid-20th century movements. I reference them often in my titles and lyrics. The song is a metaphor for strength and artist passion in the face of criticism and adversity.”