“Modern Love,” Furniteur’s debut track, could have been crafted in a recording studio circa 1982: Brighter and sweeter than early-aughts electroclash, it’s a clear-cut throwback to the synthy heyday of Yazoo, Eurythmics, and Italo disco (but as far as I can tell, Sims’ project is not a reference to the actual ’80s band called Furniture). Synthpop revivalism is probably the second most popular form of revivalism in D.C. at the moment, second only to the fuzzy garage-rock coming out of the region; Sims’ contribution is one of the most straightforward examples of it yet.
Kevin Bayly and Mike Toohey of D.C. popmakers Brett produced the track, which will appear on Furniteur’s debut EP this spring on Prince George Records, an imprint co-run by Bayly. Furniteur plays its first show April 5 at The Dunes with Cavale, Pleasure Curses, and Italian duo Joy Cut.
Listen to “Modern Love” below.