Showing posts with label OMD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label OMD. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

#63. "Secret" - OMD (1985)

OMD had been around the block a few times before their smash hit "If You Leave" from Pretty in Pink made them household names in North America.

In fact, OMD (short for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) experimented with samplers and synthesizers since the mid-70s, one of the early pioneers of electronic music in the UK. I only 'discovered' them in 1985 when their singles "Secret" and "So In Love" cracked the charts in Canada on Video Hits.

"Secret" is light and fluffy slice of dreamy synth: a heartfelt tale of a secret youthful crush. 

But it's the soaring bridge that pushes "Secret" in front of the other superb single from OMD's Crush album.

From the same album, "So In Love" is another great track with a catchy bass line and some timely sax.