Single Review: Heartracer by Cosby

by thethreepennyguignol

Right, there is something I need to clarify here: Heartracer, the debut single by American duo Cosby, is the kind of synth-pop greatness that I eat up with a jewel encrusted spoon. This song is a gem that leads me to call all the duo’s comparisons to The Killers, M83, and Passion Pit lazy and short-sighted.These guys are golden era New Order, and the Pet Shop Boys at their most melodic and fun.

Heartracer really taps into that period in the mid-eighties when bands just discovered the novel charm of the synthesiser and used it as a platform for their romantic woes. The band have likened their creation to “that moment when we finally feel at ease with the realization that we are all, for better or worse, heading in the same direction on this big floating rock in space we call Earth.” Not bad for four minute pop song. Heartracer is an exhilarating, earnest slice of synth pop that will plant a flag in the pleasure centres of your brain. More please, gentlemen.

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By Kevin Boyle