Nostalgia is nothing new in popular music. A disco revival during the 1990s (think Deee-Lite), led to a renewed fascination with the 1980s during the 2000s (think Chromeo and a synth-pop boom) and that decade even started seeing a ’90s revival toward the end of it.
“Things That Fade,” the debut full-length from duo Greeen Linez, is also brimming with nostalgia — but it’s a vibe that’s more Japan-specific. It comes from a local musical movement from the ’80s, which was refashioned as a genre called City Pop in the early ’90s. It blends soul music, fusion and adult-oriented rock (AOR) with lyrics that center on city life as it often was experienced during the country’s bubble economy.
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