BLACKBOOK is a synthpop duo from Switzerland. They released a new song yesterday called “People Are Fake” that just punches everybody in the fucking throat. The verses sounds a bit like a filthier version of Depeche Mode, and the lyrics are jacked full of attitude.
Choice lines: “Your fans. Your friends. Your favorite bands are FAKE!”
“People Are Fake” is only the third song from BLACKBOOK. They previously released the songs “I Dance Alone” and “Love Is a Crime,” which both had a bit of brighter palette than the new song. “Love Is a Crime” comes with a beautiful, pro-LGBT video. All three songs are quite compelling.
Who is BLACKBOOK?
BLACKBOOK recently signed to darkTunes, and they’re currently working on their debut album. After listening to “People Are Fake,” I really wanted to know more about this band. It turns out they’re pretty mysterious, and there’s not a lot of info online. They also appear masked in photos.
BLACKBOOK’s bio on Bandcamp says:
One half of the duo is responsible for various radio hits which are still among the most played Swiss songs, as well as the title song of a successful international Netflix series.
The other half is a musician of several of the best-known acts in Switzerland. His history as a songwriter and producer includes numerous chart successes and number 1 hits.
You’ve got my attention. I definitely want to hear more about this band.