The irresistible stylings of 80s electronic synth-pop have returned on the latest track release from artist Akuna titled Fly to The Moon. Consisting of exquisitely layered sound effects, and instrumental elements, the song is an entertaining mix of old-school style and progressive sounds that are smooth, enticing, and entertaining. Akuna delivers and eloquent vocal performance that is sure to turn a few heads while introducing fans to a roaring swell of futuristic sounds.
The first track off of the album Poptronica Fantasy, Fly to the Moon emerges with psychedelic, disco flair and entrancing ambiance. Heavily driven by electronic synths and futuristic effects, the track performs much like Kanye West’s Flashing Lights. Listeners will be immediately drawn into the Studio 54 era, complete with glitter, glitz, and disco balls. A warm catchy bass line and percussive snares highlighted by pop-synthesizers drum up a clean club-ready dance beat.
Akuna performs smooth and sophisticated vocals on the track while background dance vocalists add a nostalgic retro feel to the delivery. A catchy chorus with lusty chords and female background accompaniment usher the verses into overdrive in a seemingly hypnotic and dreamy manner. Although the performance is suave and melodic, Akuna executes a lively performance with alluring personality, opulent sex-appeal, and boyish charm.
Fly to The Moon is a seductive adventure from start to finish; the track playfully strokes the retro vibes of old-school electro-pop while teasing with the elements of futuristic sounds. The grande finale is a sexy, fun dance track that caresses the imagination and transports listeners back to the origins of popular club music and beyond toward the emerging sounds of the future.
Surfacing in 2006, the Akuna Art project was developed by producer Philippe Duvignac. With the help of songstress Yael B on vocals, the album Rhapsody of Enchanted Lands was released. Merging the sounds of electronica, chillout, lounge music, world, and ambient influences, Philippe embarked on a venture to innovate a groundbreaking sound. With additional albums under his belt and collaborations with other artists, Philippe commenced work on his third album Poptronica Fantasy including additional female vocalists; the album was released in April 2014. Philippe describes Akuna Art as ambient, electronica, word-music spirit. “Fly to The Moon” is the first single off of ‘Poptronica Fantasy’ a 14-track compilation of emotional pop-electronic songs.