With a firm footing in classic ‘80s new wave style, synth-pop solo artist Eli Raybon offers melodic, hook-centric songs topped off by a voice that’s ideal for this kind of material––strong, resonant, able to nail those sexy low notes with ease. The catchy, upbeat “Empathy Test” and “The Moon Is Made of Cheese” exemplifies the artist’s vintage synth format, complete with retro-spacey robotic effects. But to think Raybon is one dimensional is dispelled by “Saturday Nights in Space” whose funky dance attack really gets the party started. The song, accented with saxophone and Furious 5-type backup vocals, is a fun-fueled winner right down to its finale, a sudden downshift to a sultry, sexy-slow sendoff.
Seeking: Booking, Film/TV, Label
Style: Synth-Pop/New Wave