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Optica (Bonus Track Version)


Download links and information about Optica (Bonus Track Version) by Shout Out Louds. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:00:27 minutes.

Artist: Shout Out Louds
Release date: 2013
Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:00:27
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No. Title Length
1. Sugar 4:06
2. Illusions 4:56
3. Blue Ice 4:14
4. 14th of July 4:16
5. Burn 4:04
6. Walking in Your Footsteps 3:44
7. Glasgow 6:58
8. Where You Come In 4:50
9. Hermila 3:34
10. Chasing the Sinking Sun 3:48
11. Circles 4:47
12. Destroy 6:39
13. Forever 4:31



The '80s are alive and well in Sweden. Or at least that's what the Swedish indie poppers Shout Out Louds would have you believe on their 2013 album Optica. Synths, bombastic reverb, shoulder-padded beats, and grand vocal ensembles all recall that era in every way. "Illusions" spins out sleek pop that takes late-'70s disco thumps and ABBA-like catchiness and throws it out there like it's the early '80s finishing off the previous decade's achievements. "Blue Ice" swipes a Miami vibe with cool-breeze percussion and lounge-act electric piano. "14th of July" pumps up the volume for a dance floor–shaking tribute to, quite possibly, New Order. For all the deliberately garish and overdone arrangements here, the songwriting of frontman Adam Olenius gives the album a human touch that's as sincere as any acoustic singer/songwriter bemoaning his fate. The album is a bit of a Rorschach test; you'll pull out of it what your mind puts into it. "Forever" is a bonus track not available on the standard album.