I like synthwave as background music, but the whole idea of retro futurism is kinda sad. Having to look backwards to a feeling of positivity and possibility for the future. When I see synthwave videos it reminds me of that kind of positivity (I remember the early 90s, at least, if not 80s), but the future wasn't slick neon vector graphics and cozy night driving to the holodeck arcade, it's UberEats hectoring me about my transphobia using distorted flat design animated "people" flopping about to xylophone music.Lately I've been binging on Synthwave music.
I love the sound, the rhythm, the aesthetics, everything.
I can see myself blasting this music while driving around at night.