Swedish synth duo Vanguard recently released a new single called “Move Out” and revealed some details about their forthcoming album, one of the most anticipated releases of the year. It will be called Spectrum, and it’s coming this spring.
Spectrum will be Vanguard’s fifth studio album. It follows their previous full-length, Manifest, which was released in 2019. That album contained a big dancefloor stomper called “Riot.”
We’ve already heard three singles from Spectrum, including the new single “Move Out.” Last year, Vanguard released two fiery anthems, “Ragnarök” and “Inside.” “Ragnarök” is an absolute banger named after the great battle in Norse mythology that leads to the end of the world, but they use the myth as a metaphor for our present-day global annihilation. It was among my favorite songs of the year.
I’ll update this post when more information is revealed about the new album.
Listen to Vanguard’s new single, “Move Out”
“Move Out” is another fast-paced electronic anthem with themes touching on these foreboding times. The song’s bitter lyrics take aim at older generations: “You stand in our way, a lost generation, a monumental fail. You created history, but the future is ours.”
All three pre-release singles were produced by German producer Rob Dust, one of my favorite electronic music producers in the world. Presumably, Rob has a hand in the rest of the album.
The “Move Out” Special Edition on Bandcamp comes with remixes from several synthpop artists I follow, including Lights of Euphoria and N-Frequency. I’m particularly excited to see English newcomers Mordelin in the remix roster. Mordelin was one of my favorite discoveries of 2019, but they’ve been mostly silent since releasing their fantastic debut EP.