Single Review: The Joyful Sadness – Perfect Alibi

by Orla Brady

Listening to Perfect Alibi, the new track from Preston-based project The Joyful Sadness, we are provided with an honest insight into a haunting recollection of a past relationship.

This is achieved through both poetic lyrics, impassioned vocals and dark synth-pop, each of which form and create the emotion of the track.

Rather than coming across as a rant, the lyrics are presented as a direct, heated account of the memories surrounding this relationship and the traumatic impact it has had upon the protagonist of the track.

It displays lyrical strength and talent, as well as a lack of fear to present the truth to each listener.

It is easy to identify where The Joyful Sadness draw influence from, as their use of atmospheric synth riffs and fast and repetitive drumming throughout Perfect Alibi is reminiscent of post-punk bands such as The Cure, New Order and Depeche Mode, but does not present the track as a direct copy of tracks by these artists.

With The Joyful Sadness forming in April of this year, Perfect Alibi is the second track they have released to date. It is an intriguing taster of what is to come in the future for this musical project.





Published by orla_brady

I write things about music for The Music Files Blog and isthismusic? Always open to review new bands/artists wherever you're from and whatever you do. I also write articles for The Glasgow Guardian and The Indiependent and dabble in creative fiction writing.

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