Tara Lee Casts A (Dark) Spell With ’80s Synth-Pop Anthem, “Drive”: Premiere
As we inch closer to Halloween, a trickle of (very) dark-pop will begin to emerge. However, I doubt any of the spooky bops will come close to matching the chic, sinister synth-pop of Tara Lee’s “Drive.” Produced by Jonas Quant, the Irish singer’s new single marries ’80s-evoking electronica (it wouldn’t sound out of place on the iconic soundtrack of Nicolas Winding Refn’s similarly-titled film) with the breathy pop sensibility of Kylie Minogue. It’s a heady mix.
“[The song] is about embracing your demons, even the ones that aren’t real,” the 23-year-old explains. “It’s saying, ‘You think that’s bad? You have no idea’.” Those themes really come through in the self-directed video, which was inspired by a gruesome scene in the cult horror film, The Guest. Basically, our heroine goes for a late-night drive after committing a little murder. The cinematography, lighting and styling are all impeccable. This is a visual feast for lovers of the macabre. We are thrilled to premiere the striking visual up top.
Make no mistake, Tara Lee is definitely One To Watch.
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DRIVE. Out October 26th 🎃 I feel so lucky to have collaborated with Ryan Arya (@windowblues ) on this single’s artwork. I’ve been a fan of him and his designs for so long (check out his Marilyn Manson badges), and he was the only person I trusted to convey the feeling of Drive through a stand alone visual. HE MADE ME INTO FUCKING POP ART. 😍💋