On My Own
Through the same Eyes
True to its title, Electric Youth’s Memory Emotion is an album of unapologetically nostalgic pleasures. On their second LP, the Toronto Drive soundtrack alums take you on a dreamlike journey through the history of synth-pop, forging the neon-lined path that connects the vintage circuitry of Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder, the big-tent pomp of New Order and Pet Shop Boys, and the after-hours electro of the Italians Do It Better label. But where Bronwyn Griffin’s airy, alluring voice is the undeniable focal point of the strobe-lit salvo “The Life” and motorik indie-pop gem “Now Now,” the ecstatic Italo-house odyssey “Higher” showcases producer/partner Austin Garrick’s willingness to venture beyond the parameters of pop.