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Dreamkid’s lead single ‘Hearts Don’t Beat the Same When They’re Hurting’, accompanied by a smashing 80s-infused music video, wowed the retrowave community with his sound reminiscent of the undoubted darlings of the scene, The Midnight.

Whilst Hollywood films like Drive (2011 - Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan) had many embrace the retro electronic and interchangeable genre of retrowave/synthwave, it is The Midnight’s sold-out show at London’s 5000-capacity Brixton Academy on 7th May this year which proves there’s no end in sight to the penchant for the movement.

Monikered as Dreamkid, the self-reliant artist Ryan Morris wrote, produced, engineered and played all the instrumentation on the album. Together with Pete Maher, the UK’s No1 independent mastering engineer (U2, Peaky Blinders, The Pixies, The Rolling Stones), the album tracks pop with a production quality not often seen in the DIY production scene of synthwave. There’s a smorgasbord of menacing retro electro instrumentals, screaming guitar solos and his own brand of vocal driven emo-synthpop.

Morris succeeds in fusing genres with life experiences and his intuition to create an album that’s intentionally designed and built to evoke certain nostalgic feelings. In the closing track ‘Parents’, whic