Savor my new flavor of pop music: Savoir Adore. The Brooklyn-based “fantasy pop” duo features Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro whose perfectly matched voices and sexy synth beats stir memories of basement dance parties from my youth. Known for great ’80s covers like Thompson Twins’ “Hold Me Now” and Men Without Hats’ “Pop Goes the World” for Tide ads, they’re more than just a nostalgic cover band. Their best song is their latest single “Dreamers” and I played it on repeat for at least three days straight.
Hammer’s voice reminds me of Morten Harket of a-ha making him automatically swoon-worthy. Other setlist highlights included “Loveliest Creature” and the Haim-esque “Sea of Gold.” Both gems. Like CHVRCHES a few weeks back, they closed their set with a cover of Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U.” Their show at Westway was good, but I look forward to seeing them when they have better sound tech. From my perspective, it was hard to hear their voices. Here are my most adored tracks from their new Our Nature album and a couple more: