New York duo Secret Weapons’ music is the last minute addition you need to make to all of your summer playlists. Their infectious blend of indie-pop, electronic and funk is fun, fresh, and powerful.
It’s obvious that Secret Weapons has an enormous amount of talent, but what’s THEIR secret weapon? Something that sets the pair apart is their remarkable versatility. The band’s forte is electro-pop music, but the unexpected flares of funk and soul elevate their music to the next level. Members Gerry Lange and Danny Rocco joined forces in 2015, also the year they released their biggest single, “Something New.”
Though they’ve been together for about two years, Secret Weapons finally released their debut album last month. Entitled ‘As the setting sun comes crashing down on me,’ the 13 tracks on this record all radiate positivity and create an atmosphere of warmth and intrigue. The album features the smash hit “Something New” as well as other infectious tunes such as “My Blue Heaven” and “konichiwild.”
Secret Weapons’ second single, “Ghost,” is a standout from the album. It exemplifies the genre-bending and ridiculously catchy melodies that the group produces. The track begins with a muffled, funky saxophone riff. From there, simple yet creative lyrics and soulful vocals are layered over a brooding synth beat that transitions into a stripped down, seductive chorus. “Ghost” harbors a darker mood than the upbeat “Something New,” but it’s a new sound that works wondrously for Secret Weapons.