“Don’t Fear The Reaper” by Memoryy

Don't Fear The Reaper" by Memoryy is northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day.

“Memoryy could be the lovechild of Wham and Yeasayer upon first listen. This isn’t too surprising since Memoryy’s Shaun Hettinger received a bright red keytar whose only demo song was Wham’s “Last Christmas” at the age of six. Ultimately, the song stuck with him, and if anything, it was a symbol for his future music career in 80s-influenced synth-pop. The memory of Hettinger’s keytar is now a tattoo on his arm.

Following 13 years of piano lessons, and two (more lyrically comical) bands later, Hettinger found himself heading in a more serious direction. In 2013, Hettinger released his first EP as Memoryy titled Electric City. The following year, he debuted a second EP, Young Oblivion, where Hettinger enlisted the help of a few friends: his former band and infamous remix team, The Golden Pony, and chillwave artist Brothertiger (John Jagos).

In August 2015, Hettinger released the first single from his forthcoming EP, “Feeling Sinister”—a summery synth-pop gem, co-produced by Brothertiger featuring a dynamic mix of bongos, lush synth pads and a horn section”.


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