Men Without Hats – Welcome Back!
30 years ago Men Without Hats told the world “You can dance if you want to” with their über-hit “The Safety Dance” followed by the tremendous success of “Pop goes the world” a couple of years later.
When I just read that the new wave group from Montreal with lead singer and songwriter Ivan Doroschuk is back with a new album (“Love In The Age Of War” which is out June 5th on iTunes and everywhere June 12th on Cobraside Records) I was quite confused at the first sight. On the one hand I was thrilled just by the the fact that they’re back. On the other hand I was afraid that they will deliver a bad album, especially after several changes in the band’s staff over the last years.
Ivan Doroschuk now teams up with his brother Colin Doroschuk (vocals), as well as Lou Dawson (vocals & live keyboards), and James Love (guitars) and they fortunately succeed to take the band’s iconic and irresistible pop from the 1980s to the 21st century.
“Sure lots has changed in music over the last few decades, “ says Doroschuk, “but the world still loves a hooky song with a bit of edge that can get you thinking.”
Their first single from the new album “Head Above Water” definitely is a hooky one with some lyrics you can think about. This is how pop music should be like! Well done, Ivan! And there’s more of it on “Love In The Age of War”: tracks that will get you hopping across the dance floor with subtle and intelligent messages that will last long after the music has ended.
So, just keep on “dancing if you want to”! Welcome back Men Without Hats!