UK Synth Rockers Club Paradise's "Closer" Is Their Best Release Yet
A year after they first burst onto the scene with their debut single “Brother,” Newcastle-based synth-rock band Club Paradise are still basking in the neon glow of their own making. They’ve since released three more singles, their latest being “Closer,” arguably their best release yet. Hear what lead vocalist Ryan Young had to tell us about the track below:
A narrative on awkward night-life introductions lost in the haze and the volume, the soundscape of “Closer” isn’t nearly as blundering and insecure as its subject matter — from the get-go, it’s a confident eruption of Club Paradise’s signature synth-rock power, unrelenting in its trilling electronic sparkles and percussive pounds that smack out a plodding rhythm line. “Closer” is Club Paradise at their strongest and most fine-tuned. Each element — from Ryan’s vocal maturation to the depth of a ceaseless synth arrangement to every guitar riff — is operating at its ultimate best, so when they’ve all been put together, something miraculous seems to happen. “Closer” is an electric dance-floor anthem designed for maximum enjoyment. It knows the power it holds. It knows its own impact. It won’t apologize for the storm of sparkling synth it brings.