FRESH: ‘Cosmo’ – Actrese

Actrese is all “Cosmo”

Synth Pop, Electro-Pop

London based pop artist Actrese returns for 2021 with her brand new track, “Cosmo”, with sublime production and vocals with a simple synth and electro soundtrack and some heavy vocalisations.

“Cosmo” takes liberally from early 80’s synth bands together with an arty electro-beat and a hypnotic hook that strangely works well with Actrese’s slight and sparkly vocals.

Actrese co-wrote “Cosmo” along with songwriter and producer Jamie Amos (whose credits include Nilufer Yanya, Tom Grennan and James Morrison), who also produced the track alongside Tom Quigley. “Cosmo” is the follow up to her 2020 release, “Lola”, from the 23 year old who made her debut back in 2016 with the EP, “Calabasas”.

Actrese says of the song: “‘COSMO’ is about doing your best and being served bitter reality, still loving someone and thinking you might actually love someone else again, the contrast between what you get and what you thought you deserved”. Both aspects very much on display with this intricate and heady new age retro smash.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!