The follow up to 2018's debut "Forward/Return', 'Love Betrayal Deceit' is the new album from Subjcet:2.
Containing 10 original tracks and 5 remixes, with their second album the duo continue to deliver full on synth-pop. Peppered with spoken and whispered vocals there is a more intimate nature to this album, From the meloncholy 'Is It You...?' to the subdued sexuality of 'Blue Door' the Essex pair take you on a guided tour of Love Betrayal and Deceit.
'When I See You Tonight" sees Gary and Sandra duet for the first time as they explore the duality of modern love while 'All Of The World' celebrates love with infectious enthusiasm. Sandra's emotional vocal on "Nobody's There' sends the 'betrayal' at the heart of the song flooding through your veins with a stomping, retro beat.
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'We are all born free. As we grow so do our strings. We become bound to unseen puppetmasters. Twisting. Deforming. Controlling.'
Released through German label Electro-Shock Records and their partners Poponaut.de & Mental Records Studio, 'Love, Betrayal, Deceit' is available for pre-order and is officially released 26th June 2020
"Sublime" ..... "A Triumph!" ...... "Simply Beautiful" are just some of the things people are saying about Subject:2's debut release.
You could not fail to notice the 'Basildon' influence running throughout this album. Gary & Sandra are both long time admirers of the Basildon set; Vince Clarke, Alison Moyet, Martin Gore and close friend and collaborator Robert Marlow. Gary has worked with Vince on other projects and this has undoubtedly transferred to some of the tracks on 'Forward/Return'.
The album is entirely self-penned with the exception of two outstanding tracks.
'Feels Like I'm In Love' a visceral reimagining of the Kelly Marie hit from 1981, brings new life and meaning to the Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry) classic. Originally written for Elvis Presley, Subject:2's interpretation blends brooding, vulnerable vocals and aortic pumping synth lines.
"Misplaced" written by Joy Marshall is a tender, raw introspection on grief and loss.
"I am so blessed to be able to sing this beautiful song, Joy has a unique way of viewing the world and a simply amazing way of communicating this through her otherworldly lyrics"
Released through German label Electro-Shock Records and their partners Poponaut.de & Mental Records Studio, 'Forward/Return' is available for pre-order and is officially released 29th November 2018