Pajama People are a Brooklyn-based synth-pop quartet who pull equally from different traditions of their genre. Sometimes they’re dreamy and psychedelic, sometimes they’re a little more decadent and louche. Their new song “Feel You” has a bit of both approaches in it and, like the group’s other music, it’s loaded with hook after hook guiding you through the gloriously ’80s shimmer of its synth layers. After the late-night/early-morning glide of lead single “Thank You Limousine,” “Feel You” feels like more of a precursor: the banger that fills some technicolor, inherited image of an ’80s discotheque the band members wouldn’t be old enough to remember themselves. It falls in line with a genre I’d call “the Drive soundtrack’s version of the ’80s” — lush echoes of something my generation grew up on but didn’t experience, nostalgic and seductive, and perfect for night walks through a neon-drenched fantasy city that never quite existed.
Pajama People’s new album Leave Yourself Alone is out 11/13 via Tourist Recordings.