We come across new artists each and every day, but are all acts worth making a fuss over? With You Be The Judge, we’re leaving it up to YOU, our readers. Should we keep tabs on these rising artists, leave their tunes behind — or at least let them stew a bit longer before we give them another chance?
Meet I Am A Camera, a London-based synth-pop duo.
After releasing a smattering of tracks over the past two years — including a super minimal, moody electro cover of Pet Shop Boys‘ “Rent” and remixes for the likes of Lana Del Rey‘s “Born To Die” and Zebra Katz‘s “Ima Read,” — the twosome are now tackling 2013 with a sparkling track of their own on August 25: “The Legendary Children,” no doubt a (timely) nod to Paris Is Burning.
The song’s general mantra? It’s a bold, rallying ’80′s synth-pop battle cry dedicated to “everyone out there doing it for themselves.” Set atop a stomping synth-pop pulse, lead songstress Francesca provides a boost of glittery inspiration to all her legendary children: ”Your innocence will pull you through when no one else will stand by you!”
They’re keeping the glam-camp aesthetic coming with the video too, which is said to be inspired by “all the classics,” including Spring Breakers, Dee-Lite and Pedro Almodovar.
But now, it’s your turn to decide: Is “Legendary Children” a certifiable smash?
Listen to “It Won’t Stop” above, then vote in our poll below to let us know if you want I Am A Camera to remain a fixture on the site.