Feature | Codebreaker – “When the Lights Go Down”

After a four-year sabbatical, the dance pop duo Codebreaker, comprised of Steven Hawley and Sage Schwarm, re-emerges with a new studio single release. Codebreaker presents “When the Lights Go Down,” accompanied by a video montage paying homage to the classic 1980s film Better Off Dead. The song’s 90s house energy is complemented by a catchy vocal melody that echoes above smooth guitar and synth play. While this record is unapologetically a 4-to-the-floor house banger, its beauty comes from the balance it strikes with other styles. Funky synth solos and guitar riffs float over top a lively electric bass, which creates a full-bodied sonic experience. Let me be simple and direct — this track makes me want to stop writing and get rocking!