"South African electronic act MYMYMY, just released their single 'Stare' a pop tune with lots of classic electronic 80's vibes and a production that incorporates some nu-disco elements.
The overall production is very well done & reminiscent of early old school synthpop famous acts like Devo or The Human League, this act knows how to exploit the genre and update it to a more contemporary sound of today's standards.
The lyrics are unpretentious and light and with the combination of both the female & male vocals give the track that classic versatilty usualy found in this kind of electro pop productions, both singers complement each other with their respective styles and textures, ultimately delivering a soothing and sweet vocal performance that is very pleasant and catchy.
The mixing is on point from a technical aspect and the dance elements in the beat and in the synth melodies give the track a certain contagious and fun vibe.
You'll love MYMYMY specially if you are one of those audiophiles that are looking for classic retro 80's synthpop tunes that are always fun to listen to."
by Synthpop Your World on 01-November-2019
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INSIDE THE TRACK: [artist's commentary]
Stare is about that moment we all know - Falling in love with strangers in supermarkets. But if you dig a little deeper into the making of this track it can be said that the stranger here is not a person, but a Korg Minilogue, and Mymymy is proud to say that they are no longer just "staring", they're loving it.
"This track is very special to us as it represents our first experience in working on analogue equipment for most of the synth work. And it is a turning point because after this all synth work recorded after this track is done live with a korg Minilouge. Digital manipulation is kept to a minimum. This "limitation" is incredibly rewarding creatively"
Mymymy's wonderful vocalist - jana oosthuizen - is only represented in the chorus - with producer Conrad van Breda singing the verses. This is also a first. "I hate singing, but decided to record a vocal to help Jana learn the track. She refused to record her version because she loved it so much. So I had to keep it! I love the edginess of the breathing." Says Conrad.
So next time you want to get "dirty in the aisle" - why not get down and dirty with an analogue synth?