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FM-84’s Ollie Wride’s Debut Single “Overcome” Doubles Down on Upbeat Pop

It’s hard to think of synthwave’s most iconic artists and think of genre giants FM-84, a group which added singer/songwriter Ollie Wride to their ranks in 2017. While FM-84 has a strong pop sensibility, Wride holds nothing back while cranking up catchiness and wearing his

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It’s hard to think of synthwave’s most iconic artists and think of genre giants FM-84, a group which added singer/songwriter Ollie Wride to their ranks in 2017. While FM-84 has a strong pop sensibility, Wride holds nothing back while cranking up catchiness and wearing his 80’s billboard influences on his sleeve with his debut single “Overcome”.

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Ollie Wride has been working on his solo record for much of 2018, and if this song is a sample of what’s to come, it should be on your radar. Wride cites David Bowie, Lindsey Buckingham, Peter Gabriel, and Roxy Music as major influences for his 80’s-infused pop bangers. While fans of the singer’s work with FM-84 will no doubt find a familiar root to his work, the Bowie and Gabriel influences are particularly strong throughout “Overcome”. As far as collaborators are concerned, we are told that you can expect Michael Oakley and Col, as well as other familiar artists, to make an appearance once the album drops.

 

It’s hard to not put this track on repeat while anxiously awaiting any other singles in anticipation of what is shaping up to be an incredible release.

 

NewRetroWave is proud to be streaming Ollie Wride’s “Overcome” here.

 

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joey.edsall@newretrowave.com

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