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‘Stranger Than You - Gold Spectacles | Review

The eleventh track in Gold Spectacles’ full moon series, a peppy indie-pop track that is feel-good and spacy. A lazy female vocal plays with a bass and a cheeky flute solo at 1:37.

On the eve of the harvest moon, Gold Spectacles release their eleventh track in their full moon series, ‘Stranger Than You’. It is the penultimate track to feature on the duo’s self-titled debut album out 15th November. In the narrative, the track draws on themes of marginalization and social resistance, common emotions in today’s world. Intricate percussion, laid back bass lines and flute interludes come together with a warm female vocal to create Gold Spectacles signature baroque-pop sound.

“This track wrote itself really. The bassline came first and the rest just flowed. It’s a short but important song for our album. ‘Stranger Than You’ is about going against the grain in a world full of normal. As we grow up, we are pressured to by society hide our quirks and our individualities. We are encouraged to follow a set path (go to university, get a normal job, buy a house etc). We wrote this song for the alternative route. It’s ok to not be normal. We made artwork to represent keeping your childhood ambitions in sight.”- Gold Spectacles

Gold Spectacles is the collaborative output of two British songwriter/producers, making sounds and art from their modest home studio. Drawing on an eclectic range of influences from Paul Simon to Phoenix to Lykke Li and favoring a DIY approach, Gold Spectacles make baroque-pop. Sharing the writing, recording and production responsibilities, and creating the visuals and artwork, the pair do everything “in-house”. Since Autumn ‘18, Gold Spectacles have been shedding a song a month in tune with the lunar calendar. This November sees the release of the duo’s self-titled debut album.

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