Imagine if a band like the Cure or Dream Academy had recorded Pat Benatar’s 80’s anthem, “Love Is A Battlefield“. Instead of kicking up the tempo for the big fist-pumping chorus, what if you stressed the emotion behind the lyric and took in down a notch for emphasis. New band, Wrongchilde, brings back 80’s romanticism with this seductive cover featuring lead singer, Morgan Kibby of White Sea. An off-shoot of his band, Kill Hannah, founder Mat Devine got to experiment with a softer, more-electronica approach this time around. The other spotlight song on the CD is Falling In Love Will Kill You featuring Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance). The dreamy melody and the sweet music video set the perfect stage for Gerard’s emotional vocal style. You could easily imagine a song like “Falling In Love” being a hit in 1988 on MTV’s 120 Minutes next to tracks by R.E.M., Suzanne Vega, and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
“LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD” Wrongchilde Ft. White Sea
“FALLING IN LOVE WILL KILL YOU” Ft. Gerard Way