Venture into the electrified streets of New York City, where Like What, a mysterious DIY darkwave/synthpop project, dances at the crossroads of cinema and shadow. Like What thrives as an original entity, pulsating and alive. Spawned from the mind of mastermind Balazs Imre, it began as a curious experimental venture during those bleak pandemic lockdown days, sculpted from the virtual strings of an iPad and the real ones of a guitar.
With a stroke of genius and a haunting air, these self-forged compositions breathe the very soul of the grim ’80s into life as Like What’s entrancing vistas tell tales of a darker era. From the depths of horror and the intrigue of film noir, the lyrics paint the mind’s eye with vivid imagery, orchestrating a transcendent escapade through the winding paths of movies and music.
Like What have just released their long-awaited second album, “Unpunctuated,” from which emanates their newest single entitled “Time To Let Go.” The single is an authentic embodiment of synth-pop intertwined with the profound textures of darkwave’s raw essence, a composition that resonates deeply with the likes of Kraftwerk, Fad Gadget, and other pioneers of early electronica.
The song’s debut comes along with a new eye-catching AI-generated video. The lyrics depict a poignant farewell between two people, filled with vivid imagery and emotional undertones. They paint a picture of a person adorned in a red coat and dark hair, sharing a tender smile and quiet gaze as they part ways. The repeated refrain, “It’s time to let go,” emphasizes the necessity of separation, despite promises to stay in touch. The words reflect a sense of realism and acceptance of the end of a relationship, recognizing the naiveté in believing that things can remain the same. It’s a song that speaks to the universal experience of release.
Watch “Time To Let Go” below:
Since emerging from the urban shadows of 2020, LIKE WHAT have woven a melodious trail of singles and EPs, each a dark jewel glinting with creativity. Now, the tale unfolds further with their latest opus, “Unpunctuated,” a title as enigmatic as the sounds it envelopes. Available across the digital universe, from streaming sites to musical platforms, it stands as a testament to the project’s relentless pursuit of innovation.
Unpunctuated‘s meticulously designed original songs brush against the otherworldly. Within its folds, you’ll discover a pair of layered, moody instrumentals that weave into the very fabric of fear and anticipation. These aren’t mere tracks; they are alive with purpose, serving as actual theme songs for upcoming nightmares on the silver screen – horror films that promise to chill and thrill in those shadows and echoes.
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