Vug Arakas plays music that feels real, raw, and substantial, in a way that absolutely is built to fill the confines of stadiums – and in a way that’s built to be etched into the lives of the people who listen.
Stylistically, yeah, the 80s references are there. The songs are lush and brimming with booming drum tracks, humming synths, reverbed keys. The vocals are delivered with the kind of lilting, charismatic inflections that evoke spoken storytelling – the kind of approach that, to me, always feels earthy and true. But, maybe more than all of that: these are songs that ache with desperation and hope.