Ladytron: “Misery Remember Me” Single Review
On Friday, November 11th, revered synth pop quartet Ladytron released their new single, “Misery Remember Me”. This song is the second single for their upcoming 2023 LP, Time’s Arrow. This marks their seventh studio album and a triumphant next step for the English electronic staples that have been doing it for more than two decades.
More About Ladytron
In 1999, two DJs named Daniel Hunt and Reuben Wu met a singer named Helen Marnie and a keyboardist named Mira Aroyo in Liverpool. Inspired by a song called “Ladytron” by Roxy Music, the four of them created a band by the same name. Then, between 1999 and 2001, they released three EPs and their electronic debut album called 604.
Their sophomore album, Light & Magic, was released in 2002 and was darker than their previous album. Nevertheless, the record was still popular and produced underground hits such as “Seventeen”, “Blue Jeans”, and “Evil”. Also, the group toured the album for over a year.
Through problems with their label and many features in video games, Ladytron managed to release three more studio albums in 2005, 2008, and 2011. Then, after a five year hiatus, the band released fifth studio album, Gravity the Seducer. The latest album they’ve released was their self titled album in 2019.
“Misery Remember Me” and Time’s Arrow
The first single for Ladytron’s seventh studio album, Time’s Arrow, was “City of Angles” which got a Halloween-themed video treatment and was revered by critics. The song, as well as the video, are both fun and Halloween-esque. Clearly, Ladytron does a solid job job thematically with their work.
Their second single for the album is simply other worldly. It would fit perfectly into the soundtrack of the movie Labrynth, right alongside David Bowie. Their lyrics are hard-hitting and the music creates a beautiful sonic landscape. No wonder Ladytron has had the longevity they’ve had.