Gas Mask Magazine

Angel Dan: “Young”

By: Eric Reyes
June 13, 2021

It’s obvious that Angel Dan is a fan of the 80’s. His latest release, ‘Young’, has shades of Cyndie Lauper, Depeche Mode, and The Cure. A retro-throwback that holds its influences close to the chest.

Lyrics that invoke eternity, deep passion, destiny. All the things that seem possible only when you’re young. Or when you’re older, and remember what it was like to be young. Some of us reject these things once we’re older, and look at those who hang on to these dreams as just that, dreamers.

Or kids.

The retro sound is maintained by the vocal performance as described in the opening of this review. The male and female duet style harkens back to that era, and takes on that heartsick, genre-defining sound. At the edge of a moan, but with clarity of conviction, amidst all the confusion of mind. Angel Dan makes no secret his aspirations, be they in the content of his songs, or his hopes for the future.

And he has time, the most jealously coveted commodity on earth.

Because he’s ‘Young.’

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