"Coldkill’s most recent release, “invisible”, is an ode to a failed relationship and all the steps that come after: heartbreak, anger, and the post-realization that what once had potential has now crumbled to pieces. The track—much more melancholy than the band’s first single, “i’m yours”—reads like a classic synthpop ballad from the 1980s with its moody synth patterns and a tempo just right for a slow dance at high school prom… if only it were a love song.
“invisible” is far from a happy ending as Rexx Arkana’s sorrowful vocals bleed over Eric Eldridge’s cold electronic composition. A rightful pairing that, together, evoke a bitter breakup song worthy of a John Hughes soundtrack. The music echoes early Ministry in all its honest simplicity and finesse—a reincarnation of the addictive synthpop of With Sympathy that Al Jorgensen is too afraid to admit is a masterpiece. “invisible” pays homage to the catchy, sticky sweet sadness of songs from our new wave record collections: the familiar favorites that console us when we need a good cry.
The b-side to “invisible” is a cover of the 1986 Eleven Pond underground hit “Watching Trees”. Coldkill’s interpretation—every bit as chilly as the original—is a testament to their placement within the ancestry of synthpop: saluting to the past while securing their relevancy for the future."
Author, "Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace"
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