Jun Parker’s voice adds a certain uniqueness to his new 80s reminiscent single, Dancing in The Dark, with his sleek, low husky voice rising to a velvety and high timbre when it soars to the chorus in Dancing in the Dark. It’s a strange, complex addition to the track, adding more depth to the lyrics. We hear his take on gothic literature with Jun singing, “To be or not to be/ How about we/ sidestep from this?” The song showcases Parker’s interesting and intricate lyricism for a dance-pop track.
The electronic synth in the back glitzes loudly in a playful, fast frequency, overpowering the musical arena of the song and not leaving much to imagine in the spaces. The synths and electronic beats give the track a contemporary edge while still retaining pop sensibility.
The single having been produced with a producer renowned for his synth-pop production and styling, Parker’s collaboration with Seiko Sato pulled out an infectious electronic jam that we know as “Dancing in The Dark.”
The instrumental arrangement is a standout feature of the song, with the production creating a vibrant and energetic atmosphere that perfectly complements the complex nature of the lyrics.
When asked about the meaning and intention behind the lyricism of the song, Jun Parker said, “The song is inspired by the Greek philosopher Plato’s famous allegory of cave and a mind journey of a protagonist trapped in this cave while tied to another person of opposite gender.”
Review By: Naomi Joan