Be With You
One thing that’s always been in short supply in dance music is charismatic male vocals that have the same delicately beautiful texture as a woman’s. Leave it to The Gays to provide emotional depth. On Erasure’s second single from the Tomorrow’s World album, Andy Bell’s words deliver the kind of sentiment most of us hate admitting that we supremely long for, and do so through the vehicle of a man’s strong voice instead of that one degree of diva removal. The feather-touch keyboards on the album version from super-producer Vince Clarke and album producer Frankmusik serve the lyrics’ message best, but the Moto Blanco Club Mix will of course be the format of choice for DJs, which frames nicely their newly refreshed sound from the “copy & paste” remix treatments they’d been doing for years. Also notable is the remix package’s inclusion of an acoustic version of the track which, while of course lacking all the production bells and whistles, has that warm, feel-good vibe from a gorgeous string accompaniment.