Tobias Isaksson. You see, Mr. Isaksson is Azure Blue, and under that name he creates the kind of synth pop music that elicits sighs and smiles, incites romance, and paints the listener's world with optimism. For his new album, Images of You, Tobias wields his synths like a great sushi chef making the perfect cut, a pulse here, a swooping chord there, and layers of bright musical joy transporting us to the sky. He can provide romanticism with soft, lush subtlety, such as in "Running with the Eventide", or with reckless abandon such as in "Wild for the Night". Either way, based on our experiments undertaken selflessly to improve your musical enjoyment, clothing may end up scattered on the floor. Yes, we sacrificed and you are quite welcome. Highlight songs abound, although our current favorites -- in addition to the two baby-makers above -- are "Even Horizon", "Millions of Stars" and "Shine On". End your week on a high note with Images of You.
Images of You is out now via Matinee Recordings in North and South America and Hybris in the rest of the world.
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Matinee Recordings page for Images of You
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