Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wonderful Life

Song: Wonderful Life
Artist: Hurts
Album: Happiness

Hurts are an English electronic duo from Manchester.  The band is comprised of singer Theo Hutchcraft and synth musician Adam Anderson, both of whom used to be in another band called Daggers.  Their debut album "Happiness" is scheduled for release in September, but have been making waves with their debut single "Wonderful Life," which sounds like a lost classic from the 80's.  A mix of Human League, A-Ha, and Bronski Beat, the band are just the latest indie-synth band to be biting the 80's as hard as possible.  That said, "Wonderful Life" is really a killer track, and I'm very interested to hear more.

The song was famously remixed by Arthur Baker, the legendary 80's and 90's Producer/Remixer whom was at the forefront of early remixes in the 80's (Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen) as well as key work with New Order.  "Wonderful Life" has also just been remixed by the Freemasons, giving the track their pop-club friendly feel.

Check this song out.  I'm eagerly awaiting the full album.


Wonderful LIfe

Wonderful Life (Arthur Baker Remix)

Wonderful Life (Freemason Remix)

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