October 1, 2020 — Retrowave artist Roxi Drive is once again delighting ears with the release of her latest single ‘1985’. Dropping on October 2, 2020, ‘1985’ is a collaboration between Roxi, SelloRekt/LA Dreams, and saxophonist Josh Wakeham, who provides an unexpected element to this synthwave track.
As with the rest of Roxi Drive’s library of synthesized music, her latest release oozes with a distinct 80s flair, capturing the generation’s essence throughout the four-minute-plus track. Roxi’s newest single kicks off with the blaring sounds of Wakeham on saxophone as the SelloRekt/LA Dreams’ synthesizers kick up a steady, pleasing beat. The saxophone is far from ubiquitous in retrowave music, but here it is a welcome addition that helps strengthen the kind of “1985 flashback” Roxi clearly wants listeners to have.
‘1985’ is a fantastic callback to the generation of leg warmers and neon. Of course, with such a title, you can bet the entire song is a love letter to what many may call “simpler times.” As Roxi’s smooth vocals fill your ears, she takes you on a trip through time, to the evenings spent at the roller rink and meandering through the mall, obsessing over budding relationships and the opposite sex.
‘1985’ is a fantastic callback to the generation of leg warmers and neon. Of course, with such a title, you can bet the entire song is a love letter to what many may call “simpler times.”
‘1985’ will make you forget the troubles of the world, if only for a few minutes. It was a time of love and an age where free spirits thrived and cruised the streets without worry. The soft sounds of Roxi’s new single perfectly embody everything there is to reminisce over from the 80s. Then again, that is not an entirely new concept for the talented artist.
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Previously, Roxi Drive has released songs like the catchy-likable ‘Electric Heart’, the energetic ‘Never Find Another’, and the moody ‘Strangers of the Night’ all of which sound like they were ripped right out of the golden age of arcades and television. In all, ‘1985’ is right at home with Roxi’s discography, though it is the smooth jazz of Wakeham’s saxophone that really elevates it to a new level.
If you are a child of the 80s, you may want to check out Roxi’s Facebook page. It is littered with 80s nostalgia including stylized videos and snippets of her work outside of the music industry. You will also find more of her on Bandcamp.