Thursday 16 February 2012

Figure of 8 feat. Sophie Galpin - No One Cries For Me

No One Cries For Me is the new release from up and coming producer Figure of 8. It's firmly in the late 80s early 90s tradition of dance music, taking the best bits of those familiar old tracks and updating them for the 21st century.

The walking synth bassline pulses throughout, with the mid-tempo rhythm driven by minimal percussion and the customary hand claps. Synth pads whirr in the background, lazy melodies bleed into the sound and an electric guitar solo in the final third provides a suitable crescendo. This is all supplemented by Sophie Galpin's gentle vocal, the added reverb and harmonies giving a sublime, celestial quality. The emo chorus line "my eyes are crying on the inside, but no one cries for me" may be a little off-putting for some, but it fits the laidback, reflective style. If that's not enough, there are already more upbeat remixes being done, like this excellent Cyclist Remix. Lovely stuff.


Listen: No One Cries For Me is available now from iTunes.