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Jenn Vix ft. Ali Score - You Are A Star (Umbrella Music Co.)

7 March 2022

Jenn Vix’ music has always been about opposites attracting, the purposeful collision of sonic worlds and the merging of genres so deftly that you can see the joins. So who better to collaborate with than the man behind the beats from iconic synth popsters A Flock of Seagulls, Ali Score? The result is a blend of her alternative, crystal clear and seductive harmonies, his wonderfully straight and to the point beats and between the two of them a swath of raw-edged guitars, scintillating electronica and depth-charge bass pulses.

And if Flock of Seagulls helped put synth-pop on the map the first time around, “You Are A Star” is a beacon for its resurgence. Not the past-gazing, nostalgic plagiarism which every kid in skinny jeans and a garish shirt seems to deem acceptable to put out these days for a quick, shirt-tail riding buck but a more purposeful take on the sound, something that speaks for the present, tips a hat to the past (just a hat mind you, not a three-piece suit and matching tie…you know who you are, we all know who you are) and is all about creating a bright new future for such sounds and such a scene.

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