PINK TURNS BLUE – “You Still Mean Too Much To Me”
The iconic post-punk band, PINK TURNS BLUE has released a new single, and it is a killer. The band, comprised of Mic Jogwer (vocals, guitar), Reubi Walter (bass, keyboards), and Paul Richter (drums), have brought their Joy Division influenced music to the public with “You Still Mean Too Much To Me”, an almost perfect blend of vocals, guitars, and keyboards, with the bass and drums driving the song forward. The production is super clean and eerie in the best sense. According to their bio:
“How to overcome the grief / pain of lost love, torn between hate, very bad feelings and, at the same time, not being able to let go at all. As there is no understanding why you fall in love with someone in the first place, there is also no reason / understanding why love does end or your
love of life starts to feel attracted to someone else. It all dissolves into nothingness,” says Mic Jogwer.
“Some melodies and moods just call for certain sad themes and touch old wounds that never seem to heal. Normally love stories don’t seem to have a connection to me and my life. But then, when I find a sad melody with some sad chords it all gets stirred up and comes to life. Maybe love really never ends.”
I love that last quote of Jogwer, “maybe love really never ends.” It so fits the mood of the band. PINK TURNS BLUE formed in Germany in 1985 in the first wave of post-punk/Goth, and have actually improved with time like a good wine or a fine cheese. Thank you still being there. Another band that needs to be listened at my favorite time, midnight or past.