Toronto’s post-punk synth-pop trio The Nursery is back following the release of their widely acclaimed 2017 debut, Life After Wartime. The band has spent a large part of the past two years building a studio in Toronto, allowing them to create a sound that is uniquely their own. The result is “Radium Girls,” the first track from the band’s sophomore LP, Candy + Gloom, due out later this year. The track has an infectious synth melody that sets the foundation for the track. The infectious chorus will get stuck in your head from the first listen. The lead singer shines on this with his retro vocals that add that substance to the already eletrying drum and electryfing guitar. The harmonies that come in during the chrous are so clean and really make the song feel like a breath of fresh air.
The visual has a cinematic feel to it, with it’s too die for retro fashion and insane story line. It’s a work of art in it’s own right and does the song much justice.
According to their press release, “Radium Girls” is a cautionary tale inspired by the documentary Radium City. The single tells the story of women who died due to poisoning from their work. Lead songwriter, Alex Pulec says of the track: “it was important to me that the song was uplifting and entertaining even though it highlights the horrific human tendencies we have. I realize those are two opposing feelings, but that juxtaposition is the signature in most of our music.” If you are rocking with this visual, let us know in the comments below or choose a reaction.