ALKE Debuts Neon Hued ‘Without You’
The ’80s are alive and kickin’ in 2017 — at least when it comes to pop. The party decade’s influence is no more apparent than on ALKE’s neon hued “Without You,” a love song with layers.
The Los Angeles based indie pop pair, comprised of producer-singer Jameson Flood and vocalist A.K. Karrasch, premiere their latest today, a synth-pop bop that twinkles like the lights in a discotheque at night.
Flood’s nostalgic, shimmery production serves as a lush, bouncy sound bed for Karrasch’s airy vocals as she coos, “We are not made of clay / They couldn’t mold us anyway / I don’t know why they tried to drive us off the road but / If I’m wrong I don’t want to be right / They were craving control.”
“I was the rope in a viscous game of tug of war. The lyrics are a symbol for finding the courage to escape from under a magnifying glass. I stopped giving in to what people told me I should be, how I should act, and most importantly who I should love,” Karrasch explains.
“The gang vocals in the beginning shape a familiar scene. Like a teenager proclaiming their love to their sweet heart over the assembly noise. We aimed to make a sound that was romantic and nostalgic. Combining our love for R&B, ’90s, and melodies that make you feel like you’re right where you’re supposed to be.”
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