SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Circuit 21 – “Love in the Shadows”
Back in the ’80s, E.G. Daily enjoyed much dance club success with a string of anthems, including “Mind Over Matter,” “Say It Say It,” and “Some People.” Her darkly passionate “Love in the Shadows,” co-written by synth pop god Harold Faltemeyer, remains a Hi-NRG club stable, having been remixed in 2001 and even covered in French by Celine Dion as “Delivre-Moi.” With such a distinct voice, it’s hard to imagine anyone capturing the emotion of the song as Daily did, yet Circuit 21 bravely steps up to the plate. Possessing a powerful yet sensitive masculine voice with a dynamic range, Circuit 21 (aka Robert Brown) flips the gender and gives the song a whole new meaning. If his voice sounds familiar, you probably remember him as the lead singer of the all-man boy band Bearforce 1 from a few years ago. In the deft hands of remixer Cahill, “Love in the Shadows” is ready to conquer Hi-NRG dance clubs once again.
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