Following the release of the video for their second single “Eyes Closed”, Los Angeles new-wave duo Second Skin have launched the song into orbit by enlisting the cosmic hand of Drab Majesty’s Deb Demure.
The perfectly mid-80s infused Eyes Closed was originally written and recorded in total isolation during the bleak days of spring 2020. Now the song pulses and reverberates in a dream-pop age sounding more like classic 4AD vinyl reverie than the bright, icy new-wave synth-infused Julian Cope-meets-Howard Jones-meets So-era Peter Gabriel of the original version.
On collaborating with Deb Demure on the track, Second Skin had this to say:
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