torsdag 22. august 2013

Yazoo - Only You

Leaving Depeche Mode at the brink of stardom, songwriter Vince Clarke started Yazoo with singer Alison Moyet, leaving Martin Gore to try his hand at writing new songs for his former group. That went well, but Clarke struck gold on his own as well. Yazoo's debut single "Only You", released in 1982, still shines brighter than most other ballads of the era. Even though it's got a spare instrumentation very much of its time, it's a synth-pop masterpiece that takes the genre into classic pop or soul music territory, showing a far more mature and confident Vince Clarke than on early Depeche Mode hits like "See You" and "Just Can't Get Enough". It's Alf's voice of course, that nails the whole thing.

Watch and listen


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