AUTHOR’S NOTE: From time to time, I get e-mails from artists suggesting that I might be interested in their music. The “mailbag” is my attempt to give back by showcasing the talent of those emerging artists whose work I genuinely enjoyed.
Normally I enjoy a healthy dose of synthetic influence in my indie-pop; in fact, I almost do as a rule. Less common in my musical repertoire is more direct, synth-focused music. Recently, however, I’ve been trying to branch out, and one of the things I’ve really enjoyed so far has been Sensual Harassment.
Don’t let the name fool you: the only thing inappropriate about this music is how much it makes you want to dance.
The first track I chose to share was the multi-layered ‘Soldier‘. My first impression was that it evoked memories of Alphaville’s ‘Forever Young’, in that it sounds like you should be slow-dancing to it at some prom in the mid-80’s. There’s more to it than that, however, and the real strength of the song is it showcases that the genre is capable of emotive pieces that have real feeling.
However, if it’s a balls-to-the-wall tech-anthem you want, Sensual Harassment can do that for you too. Off of their brand-new record, Alpha Draconis is my favorite piece by the group so far, the bold and infectious ‘Boss‘:
The best thing about this song is the chorus riff, which is really triumphant, and the whole thing just carries you along, from the laser “pow-pows” to the haunting vocals, it is a really streamlined piece of music.
If you’d like to hear more from the band, or purchase their record, click below: