Song: Lay It on the Line
Based: Los Angeles
Stands out: Old school vocals, plucked bass
If you like: Soft Cell
Topia are an electronic duo from Los Angeles who were born from their love of euphoric and gothic pop. They set forth to create individual musical landscapes joyful enough for a utopia, and bleak enough for a dystopia. They began writing music in 2015, after bonding over a shared love for Depeche Mode, Cut Copy and Pet Shop Boys.
‘Lay It on the Line’ is an indie/electro-pop track featuring old school vocals reminiscent of Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’ (quite the comparison, we know)…
The track also features an infectious guitar melody, sweeping and sidechained synths, 80’s pop beats and some nice reverbs and delays. Listen if you’re into euphoric pop, indie-pop or chilled 80’s sounds!