"Electronic band Me & Melancholy delivers their most recent single, 'Never Give Up' which immediately shines with its high-quality music production and its strong and powerful atmosphere of melancholy, which appropriately represents the band's name and identity.
It really can't go unnoticed how the track is properly and in a balanced way influenced by modern synthpop productions of recent years, especially talking about bands like De/Vision, Mesh, and others from the same wave, whether or not the band was aware of this is another story but the final point is how great of a new contribution to this electronic genre/style this release is.
The song has perfectly polished synths and melodies that feel dynamic and very immersive, giving the track a very fresh ambiance and tone.
Talking about the vocals is another high point in this track, is smoothly gorgeous, firm, and extremely rooted in heartfelt execution, and again, reminiscent of great singers of the old school classic synthpop like Dave Gahan, and Andy Bell but finding its own character and texture going in an even darker registry, that is ambiguous and hopeful, very great combination here.
To synthpop and modern synthwave listeners, this is a must-listen!
Please follow Me & Melancholy for more impressive music productions!"
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by Synthpop Your World on 21-July-2023
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INSIDE THE TRACK: [artist's commentary]
The reason and iNSPIRATION TO WRITE
THIS SONG IS TO TOUCH A big and growing problem in todays society (at least here in Sweden) REGARDING mental health within the youth population. HAVING EXPERIENCED this very close and how hard it is to not be able to solve the problem and understanding there is no quick fix. The most important message here is to never give up and for those around to always be there for support.
THE SONG IS A CLASSIC SYNTHPOP TUNE AND THE PROCESS WRITING IT WAS KIND OF FAST AS EVERY NOTE AND WORD JUST POPPED UP. I THINK IT WAS WRITTEN, RECORED AND MIXED WITHIN 1 WEEK USING A COMBINATION OF HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SYNTHS.