25.8.21

The Downtown Lights by Collapsing Scenery






Experimental synthpop duo Collapsing Scenery bring their own vision to The Blue Nile's The Downtown Lights from the classic 1989 album Hats. The new interpretation of the song sounds respectful of the original, spreading an one of a kind synthpop savvy to a newer generation of listeners.

Collapsing Scenery's Don De Vore comments: “The Downtown Lights is a masterpiece, an eccentric, yearning, bizarre, impressionistic wander through a gaslit, haunted cityscape. You can almost see the puddles reflecting neon lights. It was a pleasure to learn this song, as it never goes where you expect it to, and the lyrics are a Byzantine maze of idiosyncratic free association."

Collapsing Scenery are Don De Vore and Reggie Debris, who come with the intent of covering various artistic fields from music, art and film to politics.

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Collapsing Scenery

Photo by moni belle.

Video shot by Kansas Bowling, Tim Pronovost, Ravi Rangopal and Doug Bergdorf.