Zane Lowe thinks 2019 was the ”most ’80s 12 months for music … in a very long time”.
The 46-year-old DJ believes that modern-day pop music is a mirrored image of the anxieties that at the moment exist inside society, including that ”angsty experimentation” has change into a preferred sound amongst artists.
Asked what’s been probably the most stunning development in sound, Zane informed NME: ”I’d say that 2019 has been probably the most ’80s 12 months for music that I can bear in mind in a very long time.
”I imply, that within the sense that the ’80s have been a bizarre decade and an anxious time, and that actually mirrored within the pop music. There was new wave, together with some unusual keyboards and discordant hooks and leads over unusual rhythm sections.
”Synths have been main however no one knew tips on how to make it shine so it was actually bizarre. You can hear that very same form of angsty experimentation now.”
Zane additionally heaped reward on Billie Eilish, saying that the 18-year-old star has been the standout artist of 2019.
The DJ hailed her debut album, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, because the report of the 12 months.
He stated: ”If you take a look at the album of the 12 months, and I agree with you guys that it is Billie Eilish – it is a very deep album.
”The songs are beautifully-crafted, trustworthy and clear, however there’s additionally a variety of concepts occurring and a few attention-grabbing subject material.
”It’s lovely and full of affection but in addition heartbreaking, desolate and anxious. It’s an trustworthy reflection of the instances we’re in.”