New Audio: Montreal’s The Beat Escape Returns with a Depeche Mode-Channeling, New Single

Last month, I wrote about the mysterious  Montreal-based DJ and production duo The Beat Escape. And with “Seeing Is Forgetting,” an atmospheric and moody track which features a production consisting of shimmering synths, swirling electronics, shimmering guitar chords and ethereal vocals and harmonies paired with a tight motorik groove. And while evoking waking from a particularly vivid dream — the sort in which you can’t quite tell what was a dream or what was real; the song sonically owes a debt to 80s synth pop and contemporary dream pop. Following up on the attention that “Seeing Is Forgetting” received across the blogosphere, the Canadian DJ and production duo have returned with their latest single “Half-Empty Happiness” the duo further cements their burgeoning reputation for crafting melancholic and shimmering electro pop — that in this particular case sounds as though it were indebted to early Depeche Mode.