Friday, January 2, 2015
Highway Superstar - Skylines
One of my biggest complaints with the Retro New Wave movement is that the ratio of pure instrumental tracks to tracks with vocals is far in favor of the instrumental. I understand why, it's far easier for a producer to make a track on their own without needing a vocalist and when it comes to Highway Superstar, he doesn't need a vocalist. His tracks are smooth and elegant without being overproduced. He knows his genre and knows exactly how to make the best of it.
In this track, it's easy to imagine yourself just lazily driving around being wrapped up in a cool spring afternoon checking out all the sights. There's nothing rushed about this track and it just takes it's time to get you where you need to go. What you do have around the two minute mark is the introduction of a gorgeous sax track that just elevates the whole piece. Again, it's about knowing the song and knowing just what the song needs and Alex is definitely a master of that.
This is a great way to start off any laid back drive or just an evening in. And the best part is that it's currently a free download so get it while it's still free.