Feel Good Electropop Painted in Shades of COBALT

Leon Seti is an Italian born singer-songwriter based out of London who writes beautiful electronic pop music with influences from New Wave, trip hop, and pop music greats. You’ll hear tinges of Bjork, modern R&B, and 80s alternative music as you glide from track to track on his latest LP, Cobalt. Sometimes the music is simple and plays a background role to Seti’s powerful pop vocals; while, other times, the music works itself into the foreground, play the lead role. The interplay of the electronic beats, the keyboards, and Seti’s unique voice creates an experience that both harkens back to a golden era of pop music and is fresh and exciting.

The lead single, “Silver Lining”, is definitely very 80s inspired. One could easily hear it wedged in between Culture Club and Human League tracks and never know that it’s from 2019. In fact, the music video (below) even feels as if it belongs in the era.

The rest of the album certainly fits this vibe, while some tracks seem to borrow later influences from the electronic trip hop stylings of artists like Bjork, Morcheeba, and Zero 7. Fans of 80s pop and alternative need to check this one out immediately and fans of modern electronic pop shouldn’t be too far behind. In other words, before popping in Yazoo’s greatest hits for the 100th time or wearing out your “Totally 80s” playlist, give Seti’s Cobalt a spin or three. You won’t be sorry.

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Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here, at Cinapse, and at Rock on Philly... as well as on occasion at Cinepunx. He previously wrote for several other sites, but he forgets some of them and others no longer exist. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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