New Fashioned – “How to Make You Smile”


Especially after listening to hundreds of tracks daily with intricacies and stylistic idiosyncrasies, from the brilliant to questionable, there can be an urge to listen to a simple slice of hook-y pop once in awhile. That’s where acts like New Fashioned come in. A pop trio from Turku, Finland, New Fashioned pursue catchy choruses within a fairly straightforward pop approach, though one whose boy-band harmonies and emphasis on the hook works quite well on “How to Make You Smile”, a faultless pop creation that’s bound to get stuck in any pop aficionado’s head. Like a more straight-shooting vein of ’80s pop nostalgia that Ice Choir has put out, New Fashioned’s aesthetic works well in the world of infectious pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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