Dutch siblings Ruben Pol and Matthijs Pol are bringing back New Wave in 2022 - a year of multiple single releases, of which the first one was ‘Comme Ça’ (April 8th). Written, performed and produced by Ruben and Matthijs, and mixed by Dave Bascombe (Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Erasure), ‘Comme Ça’ is an affecting slice of new wave - replacing digitally produced sounds for analog synths and drum machine samples. Disconcerting and complex, speaking further about the track they say:
“The song is about experiencing a disconnect with current society, in which there is a sense of absolute loneliness. Not being able to connect with anyone on any level - but then somehow accepting that and drawing energy from it, symbolised in the energy of the music.”
Two months later, Boys Are was released. “It was important to us to not only find the right sounds, but also to give those sounds the right texture and weight. When the pieces came together, immediately everything made sense.” the band say about the single.
Ruben and Matthijs both resonate strongly with the high-fashion industry, modeling for various fashion houses (Saint Laurent, Gucci, Fendi, Valentino, Dior, to name a few) as well as producing music for some.