Creating a real 80’s vibe thanks to the strong presence of synths but, he also keeps a very dreamy way of singing connecting him with the shoegaze genre. His voice is soft, the instruments are there to transport you into the clouds. Being inspired by italo-disco, 90’s dream pop and the French House, we are not surprised to see that Retro Culture is truly becoming a rising star, hitting over a million plays with his previous track “Cold” and “Thread” where he also explores the same combination.
The single was co-produced with Jack Arentz who is behind Kult Klyss and I Know Leopard, and mastered by Huntley Miller behind some works of Bon Iver or Slyvan Esso. The inspiration for the track were described over an email by Retro Culture himself:
The film “Drive” has played a big part in my musical inspiration recently so I guess that’s where that comes from. Also I was watching “Stranger Things” at the time of writing “Fading” and it has this really amazing synth sound track. It reminded me of Drive. That 80s sound is my current obsession. Lyrically, I tend to draw from what’s going on around me or from my own life