In classic Italians Do It Better Style, the Desire album Escape that was promised for last summer never arrived. They have, however, returned today with a wonderful new single called “Zeros”, which is, ironically, about time and its cyclical nature. They say:
“As the calendar pages fly by, we are all reaching for a new normal on what sometimes feels like an endless loop. The cyclical music echoes flashback sequences of a recurring dream, chanting “Falling like a feather…Never touch the floor”. We sampled the incessant strike of a grandfather clock, stopwatches, & digital alarm clocks to keep the time. From sunrise to sunset, every single is day adding up…”
Maintaining their Italo style, but merging it with a more repetitive, house-style approach, Desire have no trouble pulling you into their sway on “Zeros”. Their pristine sound is used so precisely and metronomically that “Zeros” does have an effect akin to a hypnotist waving his stopwatch in front of your eyes, making you slowly drift off – but rather than enter a blank sleep, you find yourself in a world of crystalline ballrooms and stylish attire – a black tie party for the end of the world, waiting for that fateful kiss to end it all.