Lust For Youth, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based act initially began as the solo project of Hannes Norvide. And his solo releases have been described as “dark, cold atonal lonely, tormented” and even “lower than lo fi.” However, with the addition of longtime collaborator Loke Rahbek and newest member, producer and guitarist Malthe Fischer, Lust for Youth’s forthcoming album International is a deliberate and radical change in sonic direction. Much of the material is propelled by ethereal synths and extremely precise drum programming, bearing an uncanny resemblance to early Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. In others words it’s slickly produced electro pop that isn’t so polished or slick that you don’t recognize that there’s an earnestly beating human heart beneath the synths and drum machine programming.
Silent Servant recently remixed Lust For Youth’s album title track “International,” turning the song into a moody and cinematic track with eerily menacing synths. In some way the remix feels as though it could be part of the soundtrack of some dystopian sci-fi thriller.