Background/Info: It’s not very often that the French electro-pop label BOREDOMproduct signs new bands. But here comes The Overlookers, a formation inspired by ‘American vintage red cars, thriller movies and electronic sounds’. But is it really a ‘new’ formation or maybe a side-project featuring members from other label-bands? Time will tell and the answer will maybe be given at the forthcoming debut album “Teenage Wet Dreams”.
Content: The title song -and the remix, both are vintage-orientated electro-pop pieces, revealing power, bleeps, effects and danceable vibes.
The 3 tracks left are quite different. First there’s a surprising cover version of the famous “Unchained Melody” featured as an electro-version. Next you’ll get two more songs (remixes actually), which are more into dreamy electronics with a sterile approach on top.
+ + + : The title song is a great piece of music (and the remix as well) and definitely a cool introduction to the sonic universe of The Overlookers. I like the vintage sound treatments and the danceable aspect of the song. This song perfectly stands for the taste of the label.
– – – : I can’t say that the other remaining tracks are bad, but they just feel as B-sides. It’s exactly the same with the cover version of “Unchained Melody”.
Conclusion: I have double feelings about this EP. The B-sides aren’t totally convincing, but the title song makes sense and is a great piece of electro-pop music with power and attitude.
Best songs: “Driving Fast – Remix”, “Driving Fast – Video Edit”.