Hurts' stunningly beautiful "Wonderful Life" was first released back in April but it is finally get some traction among pop aficionados everywhere. Hurts is the British pop duo of Theo Hutchcraft (vocals) and Adam Anderson (synths/guitar).
Together they put out a retro-styled pop sound that is drenched in '80s new wave and romanticism. It's that kind of sweet and crunchy pop that takes you right back to '80s pop glory with bands like Ultravox, ABC and Human League.
Biff Stannard (Kylie, Little Boots) recognized the duo's talent and signed Hurts to his Major Label label that is distributed by Sony Music. No indie route for Hurts. Hutchcraft and Anderson skip the line and go straight for the big time.
Listen to Hurts' Wonderful Life" which is accompanied by a video that matches the mood and retro qualities of the song. Love how the pacing beats in the chorus propel into the glistening, synth-heavy chorus. The addition of the saxophone is pure splendor. Very beautiful. Hurts is a band to watch in 2010. (Thanks to Eric for the reminder.)