“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.
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: