John Roberts’ Looking calls back to the synth-pop of the mid-1980s. Hints of Frankie Goes To Hollywood and the Pet Shop Boys can be discerned here. Roberts whips in a bit of Mickie Avalon and MSI to Looking, keeping things fresh and vibrant. The usage of a dominant synth line to play at the bottom of the track provides the perfect counterpoint for Roberts’ sultry vox. The bright colors of Looking’s video imbues a further air of authenticity to the track. Tremendously reverent of earlier dance music, John Roberts is able to create an effort in Looking that speaks to all fans of electronic. Give the video for Looking (below) a spin and let us know what you think.
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