Synth-pop duo The Golden Filter’s ’80s-inspired new song is all about drama

“End of Times” responds to the world feeling “like an absurd soap opera”

October 30, 2017
Synth-pop duo The Golden Filter’s ’80s-inspired new song is all about drama The Golden Filter   Photo by The Golden Filter

“Oh baby hold me / Hold me tight,” intones vocalist Penelope Trappes over after dark synths, in her band The Golden Filter’s lush, melodramatic new one “End Of Times.” The song weaves together styles from a couple of great pop eras, sounding as if your favorite ’60s girl group had been produced by Giorgio Moroder circa Midnight Express. Following the London-based duo’s March album Still // Alone, “End Of Times” is the title track from the band’s new EP, coming November 10 on Optimo Music.

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The band explained, in an email to The FADER: “Right now everything in the world feels so overly dramatic, like an absurd soap opera. We wrote ‘End Of Times’ as a tragic Shangri-Las teenage love song about two people feeling powerless in a chaotic world that might end at any time — but still somehow optimistic.”

Listen to the track below:

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