Introflirt Take 80s Sounds And Give Them A Modern Twist With ‘Frozen Lace’

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With a sound like the new wave bands of the 80s (think Depeche Mode and The Human League), Oakland, California artists Introflirt present the first single from their forthcoming second album, ‘Temporary Heaven’.

‘Frozen Lace’ is the first song from Introflirt after the release of their self titled debut album, which was released in 2015.

“This came from the longing to rid myself of guilt and fear of consequences when approaching certain desires,” explains vocalist and lyricist Ben Benjamin. “Growing up in a religious family – although my parents have pretty much been kicked out of every church they ever attended – installed many programs I’ve worked hard to disassemble.”

‘Frozen Lace’ is a downtempo track, synth-led and dreamy. Benjamin’s velvety smooth vocals evokes a certain anxiousness and it’s this anxiety which seems to pervade most of their songs on the album. Describing their sound as “croonwave”, Introflirt break down the idea of what electronic music *should* be like, and instead reinterpret it in spacey pops, sparkles, buzzes and whirrs.

‘Temporary Heaven’ is a great album, with a sound that takes us back to the 80s, with a blissful nostalgia. It seems Introflirt have tapped into the next big thing in electronic music, we’ve seen a few Californian bands exploring this style of music, and it’s a sound we’re enjoying.

You can see Introflirt live:

June 25 – Oakland, CA – Legionnaire Saloon (with ghostplay & VVerevvolf)
July 15 – Sacramento, CA – Ladyfest (with Pink Bandana & Spacewalker)
August 13 – Oakland, CA – Hanging Garden at The Night Light (with Neon Kross & Otzi)
September 28 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern – (with Foreign Resort & Nite)

‘Frozen Lace’ is out now, and is available to download from the band’s Bandcamp site, where you can also preorder ‘Temporary Heaven’, set for release later this summer.

Find Introflirt online on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Soundcloud, YouTube, and their official website.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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