Moves After Midnight serves up venom kisses in a tasty prison with the new single and lyric video Savage Love — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
“It’s a song that many people will relate to,” suggests Christopher Mihas, the puppet master behind the Canadian synth-pop outfit. “It’s about a relationship — not necessarily with a person, but with a substance; an addiction. I think most people have had some type of chaotic relationship — whether it was with a lover or substance abuse, or even both. Savage Love touches on that: how something destructive can also be appealing. The lyric, ‘venom kisses, a tasty prison’ kinda sums that up.”
The track pours out a stiff shot of ’80s nostalgia, and tops it with the futuristic nu-disco vibe Mihas has perfected over his tenure as a DJ. Fusing low-fi riffs with dreamy melodies, Savage Love — like Moves After Midnight at large — packs a retro punch of electronic eroticism and synth-pop seduction.
Recorded at Mihas’ home, the EP Fluorescent Memoirs features a variety of collaborators, including longtime friend Bartek Milczarzyk on guitar. “Savage Love sprang from a guitar riff that had been left on an outtake by Bartek,” Mihas reveals. The EP, written and recorded during the early days of the pandemic in 2020, also features four singers, including British songstress Silke delivering the gorgeous and soulful vocals of Savage Love.