In an interview, he told me ” I took on the role of producer and wanted the soundtrack to be synthwave. I had recently discovered the genre and spent quite some time exploring artists in the scene. During this process, I felt a sudden urge to write my own song for the film.” Electronic music was new to him, and yet he produced a brilliantly Electric Youth-sounding song, “Crush”.
His music is inspired not only by Electric Youth, but also by artists including College, Tycho, Air France, and Mitch Murder. He draws a lot from video game culture and 80s films, “Video games and video game culture is obviously a big inspiration to me. I was lucky enough to catch the tail end of the last arcade boom in the early 90s and have fond memories of playing old video games with my father, who got me into them… Another huge inspiration is 80s cinema. I’m in love with the colors, textures, sights, and sounds of any film from that era. Specifically the themes of surreality and dreams are fascinating to me. I guess you could call me a romantic and that probably shows up in my songs.”
Listen to his music, and you will be nostalgic of “images of lettermen jackets, arcade lights, fast cars, and warm summer nights.” So let’s go take a trip back in time and get stuck with Arcade High in the 80s.Cruise by his soundcloud and check him out. It is loaded with excellent tunes. Also be on the look out for an upcoming album in the next few months.This is an artist to watch for. Binary Approves
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