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Goodbye Berlin (Birmingham Electric U-Bahn Reconstruction

Goodbye Berlin (Birmingham Electric U-Bahn Reconstruction
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“Goodbye Berlin”, the new single from Parralox, the electronic pop band fronted by out singer John von Ahlen, is a synthpop track about running away from a lover. It’s darker and more introspective than the band’s recent release, “Tears of Faith”.

Like its predecessor, is also based on real life. “I wrote the song after a tense visit with a friend in Berlin, It got to the point where I literally had to get the hell out of Berlin as quickly as a I could. I mean, I just didn’t want to be there.”

Some of the lyrics are taken directly from text messages von Ahlen sent to friends at the time, including the song’s opening line. I escaped to London a few days later where I wrote the song in a day, taking elements of what happened and turning it into a bitter-sweet love song,”

Johanna Gervin, who sings the lead vocals on ‘Goodbye Berlin’, scored the opportunity by being at the right place at the right time. “A few days after writing the song in London, I was in Manchester for a gig.”

If ever there was a new electronic pop band to encapsulate and emulate the legendary stylings of Depeche Mode, The Human League, Erasure, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and the spirit of Madonna in her 80s day-glo era, then Australia’s Parralox are that modern-day reincarnation.

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