The '80's funk of Dirty Loops' newest tune, "Accidentally in Love", is a bit on the goofy side, but more importantly it's undeniably infectious.
With "Accidentally in Love", the Swedish pop trio Dirty Loops has done something pretty impressive with what might otherwise have been a rote and near laughable take on '80's pop. (With the right modifications, it could have been Kenny Loggins number.) The group, consisting of Jonah Nilsson (vocals/piano), Henrik Linder (bass), and Aaron Mellergårdh (drums), clearly knows just how to toy with a classic formula, in this case the '80's synth-pop formula. Nilsson's vocals, quite reminiscent of Justin Timberlake, are immediately appealing, but especially striking the instrumentation on "Accidentally in Love". The slap n' pop bass is a nice touch, but even more dynamic are the song's multiple time signature changes. Just when you think it's settled into its saccharine groove, the trio finds a way to upend the listener's expectations.
This eminently danceable number is a standout cut from the trio's forthcoming album, Loopified, and you can stream it below.
Loopified out August 19 through Verve, and can be pre-ordered through iTunes here.