While Deptford Goth can still be considered “pop,” it’s definitely very experimental. The creation of UK musician Daniel Woolhouse made waves last year with his debut Life After Defo. It may have been synthy and complex, but there was a certain bleakness to it despite the rather soothing overall sound.
The new single “The Lovers,” off the upcoming sophomore effort Songs, is quite different. While it rings unmistakably of the same artist, the sound is friendlier and warmer, no longer tinged with as much loneliness. It contains all the familiar elements of Life After Defo, but creates new soundscapes by rearranging those elements and adding more substantial vocals.
The new album Songs releases November 3 and can be pre-ordered via Rough Trade. Stream “The Lovers” below.