Every generation has a blend of yester-year and something a little fresh that gets mixed together for a retro-rebirth.
I experienced something similar when finding a fun video from teen pop act Luke Potter. His song It’s OK To Dream has the visual mix of 80s Bruce Springsteen (the US faded shirt and the shaggy hair style) and a little pink back drop mixed with something akin to the film 17 Again in youth reflecting a time past. There’s a slight hint of Oasis in there as well, I just can’t put my finger on exactly where.
Luke Potter is a young singer-songwriter from the UK who has already garnered a lot of attention for his songwriting including features and reviews from Music Week. Inspired by the first time he heard Goo Goo Dolls’ hit Iris, Luke has put creative music to his storytelling.
It’s OK To Dream moves in a fun pop rock sound through the self-identity discovery of coming-of-age young adult anthem. The sound is similar to 2003-era Relient K with a modern twist (and an English accent). Good stuff from an emerging sensation in England. More insights into Luke Potter on his website.