Up-and-coming group Different DNA is bent on redefining the music scene this year after releasing an album of the same name, which pays tribute to the 80s — the time pop culture reached its height.
The album is already taking up space in audio and media streaming services globally with its warm and retro synth vibe, bringing a new flavor to Synthpop 2021.
The group’s music combines the legendary vibe of Thompson Twins, Pet Shop Boys, and A-HA with a modern sound that would remind listeners of the best works of The Weeknd, Timberlake, and Hurts.
“What sets us apart is we’re bringing modern melodic synthpop/electropop with a nostalgic charm of the 80s,” says Boris Kotelskiy, founder of Different DNA.
After the album’s release in January, the group has already gained more than 100,000 listeners on Swedish audio streaming service Spotify, making Different DNA among the most successful Italian groups break into the global music scene this year.
The album contains eight tracks: “Crystallized,” “Such a Lonely World,” Wanna Be Your Lover,” “Different DNA,” Crazy Double Life,” “Runaway,” “Dragonfly,” and “The 11th Hour.”
Different DNA comprises Evgeny Leksikov as the vocal and frontman, Boris Kotelskiy as songwriter and founder, and Caroline Scott as the lyricist.
Different DNA also released a video for their track “Crazy Double Life” that revolves around the story of ordinary people who lead two different lives that are kept separate from each other.
“That’s something common nowadays, and the group looks into exploring how one gets to appear to be a different person in each life,” says Boris.
Different DNA continues to gain steams, with most of its listeners coming from the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Brazil, and the Netherlands.
With the anticipated success of their album, the group is poised to release a new single in the middle of August.