A year after his well-received debut 3-track EP “Television”, Dean Didn’t Care, the French solo project of Romain Barjonnet based in Rouen, returns, expanded to a duo, with the new single, “Just One Time”, joined by Adam Houdry, who adds further nuances resulting from his penchant for electro/rock to the band’s original 80s tinged frigid Coldwave and moody Post-punk incarnation.
Narrative lyrics tell the lusty tale of a blissfully tormented soul beholden to the past and irresistible beauty.
Cloaked in a sinister and murky droning aura, cutting snare beats hits straight with their chunky kicks, punctuated by crisp percussion, wavering with a morose, frantic and jerky bassline, topped by reverberating flurries of forlorn and dramatic icy synthetic stabs, somberly oscillating over breathless distorted depth-defying vocals that ebb and flow in the bittersweet agony and ecstasy of adoration, passion, and pain.
The band claim from the next single a departure from their usual Coldwave sound to ‘airy rock’ leanings, for now, let’s enjoy “Just One Time”.
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