#MondayMood Lynks – ‘MEN’

Meteorically rising art-punk provocateur Lynks today unleashes their new trilogy: “MEN”, and shares its final entry “Perfect Human Specimen”. Drenched in 80s sensibilities, “Perfect Human Specimen” is an electro-pop smash that harks back to the greats of Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys & Soft Cell; all pulsating synths and driving basslines that culminate in an explosive saxophone solo finale. Lynks once again uses their lyrical prowess this time describing (with a heavy dose of cynicism and firm tongue-in-cheek-manner) the ‘Perfect Man’.

When I wrote ‘Perfect Human Specimen’ I was thinking a lot about the idea of a ‘Perfect Man’. Imagining what that actually means; how tall? How attractive? How funny? Because the instinct is to say that you’d want the hottest, funniest, smartest, most selfless, sweetest man in the world. But in reality that would be fucking stressful. Because, firstly, you wouldn’t be able to help comparing yourself to him and feeling kinda shit by comparison. But secondly, it might also start feeling a bit much after a while! A bit exhausting, all that perfection and attentiveness. Imperfections and vulnerabilities are kind of important when it comes to actually connecting to someone. So with Perfect Human Specimen I decided to try and write a song from the POV of this hypothetical ‘Completely 100% Perfect Man’, and hopefully in the process reveal that the ‘Perfect Man’ is actually not so perfect after all.

An agent of gay chaos in London underground queer scenes, Lynks’ name was smeared over critic’s lips in 2021, tipped by Lauren Laverne, Jamz Supernova, Crack, Mixmag, Gal-dem, Resident Advisor, Guardian, NME, L&Q, DIY, Time Out, Times, Jack Saunders, Elton John & more. 2021 also saw the pop agitator tour with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, as well as a guest presenting on BBC6 Music.

“MEN” follows on from a support stint in Europe with Metronomy, as well as Lynks’ biggest headline tour to date, including a massive sold-out performance at Heaven, London. Lynk’s shows are some of the most dynamic live performances, combining their tumultuous musical persona with explosive drag performance, they are certainly one to catch this summer.

Feature photo by @mrwashphoto