Hello, What is retrowave?
Could it be anything made in today's day and aged stylized to eighties anime?
Could it be this cool-looking font on the poster from the movie drive?
Could it be a wave of water named Gerald who likes to listen to outdated music?
Well maybe it's all of those things but maybe it's also none of those things possibly. Retrowave or synthwave as it's commonly known can mean a variety of different things for many different people for some it's confined to a musical genre and for others it's a distinct style or a way of expression and for some it's just a joke to enjoy ironically. But I think it's anything with an absurd amount of lens flare neon lights hi bloom effects and an unhealthy obsession with geometry and the color pink... boom retrowave.
I guess what I'm trying to say is retrowave is now a growing movement and aesthetic that people can identify with for it from a sub-genre of electronica. Artists can use it to stylize their art musicians can draw from it to spruce up their music and I can use it as a vehicle to make terrible jokes. Because retro wave can be so many things just keep in mind that there are things your possibilities and this is just my definition of retro wave. Really it is what you want it to be for you although if we're being frank I'd urge you to consider abandoning your meaning in exchange for mine. Great let's talk about the music of retro wave for a second retro wave has been known as synth wave and new retro wave but I settled on retro wave because it's the easiest to say. The music of retro wave is fairly easy to explain some observations I've made while studying these creatures in the wild is the patterning of heavy sense the use on their pelts electronic drum machine hooves reverb as a food source and classic 80s bassline mains if you're curious what this sounds like in practice here's a clip of a retro wave song I've grown rather fond of;