80s Disco Pop Revival Fused with Deep House. - Harry Nathan: Last Call
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posted 24 Feb 2021 by Krister Axel
A voice and melody that makes widespread use of digital effects and autotune, fused with a throwback, slow disco sensibility.

We've written about Harry Nathan before (here and here) — in the last year or two, he's made a name for himself as a goto indie artist in the electronic space, with expertise ranging from lofi house, to disco, and 'bohemian dream pop.' Harry got his start as a DJ in Australia, and his tracks all share a certain party vibe, with a bit of raw emotion and slight nostalgia just beneath the surface. His weakness for classic synthesizers and analog drum machines only adds to this sense of period mystique.

His latest single is lifted from upcoming EP "Songs About Falling," a second preview from that project which will be out later this year via Majestic Casual Records. "Last Call" features a combination of analog beats and swirling electronica, as Nathan draws inspiration from Todd Terje, Client Liaison, and Touch Sensitive. This introspective track was written from the perspective of a close friend who was navigating a difficult breakup. With a voice and melody that makes widespread use of digital effects and vocoder, fused with a throwback, slow disco sensibility, the result is an experience of timelessness, as Nathan pushes 80's pop into a modern context that is informed by house, shoegaze, and synthwave.

I wrote this song from the perspective of one of my best friends, who was going through a tricky break up. Matters of the heart are never easy, we’ve all been in that situation where a once loving relationship nears its fatal end. We scramble for clarity in the abyss as our world shifts into the emotional unknown. — Harry Nathan

Harry Nathan's first EP 'Songs About Dreams About Her' features two music videos directed by actress Odeya Rush which have collectively won over 50 independent short film awards worldwide — including Best Fantasy Film at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Music Video at the Sydney Short Film Festival, and Winner of the Toronto Short Film Festival.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Morristown, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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