Second Wave synthpop

Second Wave synthpop is a genre and movement in music that began in the late 2000s and early 2010s. It is defined as a gathering of urban and electronic awareness, and as a modern take on the New Wave music of the 1980s. The term was coined by Oregonian synthpop musician Mimzy in 2010.
Owl City , Passion Pit , Lights, MGMT, La Roux, Faded Paper Figures, The Postal Service, and Justice are often classified as part of the genre.
Second wave bands often make use of keytars and the MicroKorg synthesizer, and feature live drumming during performances to add a rock edge to their live music. The fashion associated with Second Wave includes styles influenced both by grunge and new wave fashion, and lots of teal and pink clothing, gear and artwork.
The lyrical content of Second Wave is distinct from other electropop, often consisting of songs about cities, natural beauty, hopefulness for the future, and complex emotional states, with only the occasional love song.
See Also
*Post-punk revival
*New Urbanism, a movement in urban design that is seen as aesthetically related to second wave music
*2010s in music
*List of second wave synthpop acts
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