MOBS Release Funky New Single ‘School’s Out’
In anticipation of their forthcoming album, Cinema Paradiso, MOBS have released their next retro-sounding electro-pop, smile-inducing single, School’s Out.
You wouldn’t guess that this song was released in 2020; it is pure 1980’s nostalgia complete with synth keyboards and drums and cheesy lyrics. For a sound that is so retro, MOBS are doing a great job at setting themselves apart from their modern counterparts by writing songs through the lens of the characters of classic 80s and 90s films.
On their sound, MOBS drummer, Matt Purcell, said:
We have always been a huge fan of the 80’s era musically and cinematically. To gel these two concepts together we believe it represents our vision within the band.
School’s Out channels 1986 staple character, Ferris Bueller, impeccably. In the first verse, the band sings: “Life’s moving fast // Need a holiday // So I’m risking everything.” In the film, Bueller recites the famous line: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” The lyrics might be a tad corny, but MOBS have done a bang-on job of channelling the film in an enjoyable, danceable moment. School’s Out compliments the other previously released singles very well and foreshadows what is sure to be a unique listening experience.
Cinema Paradiso drops February 28th via Rude Records.