Reunion by M83.

It sorta takes some time to get used to this guy’s voice. This particular track, especially the intro, reminds me of another song but I can’t seem to figure out what yet. Maybe from the 80’s or 90’s. Anyone think that too?

M83 was started in 2001 by French musician Anthony Gonzalez and former member Nicolas Fromageau. The name is derived from the spiral galaxy, Messier 83. Gonzalez often works with his brother Yann, vocalist/keyboardist Megan Kibby, guitarist/bassist Pierre-Marie Maulini, and drummer Loïc Maurin.

Reunion is from a 2-cd set called Hurry Up We’re Dreaming which was released yesterday. Urban Outfitters currently has a  stream of the entire album. Gonzalez stated, “Road trips to Joshua Tree National Park were a big influence on the album…the ambitiousness of albums such as Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness are the reason he made it a double album…the two discs are brother and sister, with each track having a sibling on the other disc.” (I guess I was right about the 80’s/90’s feel!)

The album has done well on the music circuit and received positive reviews including, 7/10 from SPIN, 4 stars from Allmusic, 9/10 from Under the Radar, and 7/10 from NME.

Check out this track & see what you think.


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