“Sally Shapiro’s music is heavily influenced by 80s italo disco,” says SoundCloud. Well, you don’t say! That’s all you really need to know. So as you’re listening and wondering why it reminds you of the opening of your favorite anime cartoon or that one time you found yourself as the awkward American at a German high school reunion where you were dished more than your fill of chintzy 80s disco tunes, just remember — THAT’S THE INTENT.
Also not surprising, Shapiro is from Sweden, which is also home of the infamously glitzy disco group ABBA. Go figure. Despite my condescending tone, I actually quite like the track, as well as her whole musical catalog, particularly “I Know“ and this rad remix from Tensnake, “I’ll Be By Your Side“ (free for download!)
If Astrud Gilberto was an young artist in 2013, this is how her music would sound — sickeningly happy, undeniably danceable, and your next guilty pleasure. Enjoy!