I wouldn’t consider Human League to be obscure by any stretch, but I am always surprised by how many people who dig synth pop do not know about them. Maybe they didn’t know it was Human League that wrote that song they heard that time that they really liked.
Anyway…here is Mirror Man. It’s no doubt a rad track that you may have heard in commercials. It’s a got a touch of that Motown soul that lifts it a bit out of the synth pop genre. Dig that bass lick in the pre-chorus, the backing vocals in the verse and chorus, the tamborine that overtakes the snare.
Mirror Man is not Human League’s biggest hit, but you can find the other 3 big HL cuts everywhere, the obvious and amazing Don’t You Wan’t Me and (Keep Feeling) Fascination, as well as the hit ballad Human.