Genre/Influences: Gothic, wave-pop.
Background/Info: Ronny Moorings is back on track unleashing a new EP from his Clan Of Xymox band. “Lovers” features the title song plus three remixes and an updated version of the ‘old’ song “Going Round”.
Content: “Lovers” is dark, but catchy song driven with an elevating chorus. Remixes have been accomplished by Hante, Actors and Selofan. “Going Round 2020” is easily recognizable, remaining a cool retro cut for the dancefloors.
+ + + : There’s an interesting duality on this EP. “Lovers” is the right title track for an EP because of its catchy touch and solid, melodic chorus. “Going Round 2020” is definitely old-styled, but still danceable. It also has a great sensual touch on top. Both songs have been composed in different decades, and are clearly revealing atmospheres, but both are danceable! Among the remixes I especially want to mention the great job accomplished by Hante. This remix makes me think of an imaginary dungeon of love and pain… Hante transposed the original edit into something completely different, and I t’s an impressive work.
– – – : I expected a bit more out of the Actors and especially Selofan (which is a band I particularly like for their retro-style).
Conclusion: “Lovers” maybe isn’t the darkest and best song ever composed by Ronny Moorings although it remains a catchy, melancholic piece.
Best songs: “Lovers – Hante. Remix”, “Lovers”, “Going round 2020”.