Evripidis and His Tragedies – “The Reason”


Showing a warming and nostalgic synth-pop savvy, “The Reason” is a superb new track from Evripidis and His Tragedies, the project of Evripidis Sabatis. A lush synth pad quickly ascends into a peppier synth-pop fervor, with an atmospheric nostalgia fit for high school halls in a John Hughes film. “Don’t think I’m ready to face the day without you around,” the vocals sigh amidst the playful bass pulse and choral synth tones. 02:12 sees a lush, reverbed vocal section amidst twinkling keys, succeeding along with the minimalist bridge a minute thereafter. Fans of New Order, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Erasure, and the like will certainly enjoy this gem, along with anyone seeking hooky and melodic synth-driven pop.

“The Reason” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2020’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Electro-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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