GOLD LIP – Smalltown Boy

Gold Lip smalltown boy

Some bands are just unique and you can’t really tell why. We think Gold Lip is one of them. With a brilliant first song “Breakfast Song” – this mysterious project, which doesn’t look for an aplause and attention, but seems to get them from time to time anyway, marked their presence on the Danish electro-pop scene.

When we were digging in our music archives, we bumped into another crazy good Gold Lip song – a cover of the classic 80’s hit – “Smalltwon Boy” (you can listen to the original version HERE). The Danes prepared a “make over” of Bronski Beat track and made it theirs.

The core of the song, the characteristic tempo and beat, is untouched. However, everything else has changed! The vocal in Gold Lip version reminds us a bit of another 80’s classic – Eurythmics Annie Lenox voice. It’s deep, strangely calm and overwhelming.

The music, even tho it’s a dancing song, is somehow sad and resigned. The whole song makes the air muggy and the atmosphere – heavy.

This version of “Smalltown Boy” has that something that all Gold Lip songs have – it’s like a wild animal trapped in a cage. You look at it with excitement, but also, with fear. Because you never know what this creature will do, the uncertainty is never gone.

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