Gold Spectacles has released their new track “Anywhere Else,” a deliciously satisfying continuation of their unique blend of synth and baroque-pop (see our previous features here, here, and here). “Anywhere Else” is a pop joyride as much as it is a masterclass in eclectic textures and pop construction. Tape hiss, bright muted keys, and tempered pop vocals are just the beginning of this track’s arsenal of sonics, with acoustic guitar twinkles, a vintage hammond organ, and an energetic bassline each finding their moments to shine. Gold Spectacles’ ear for timing and construction will wow you as their vocal staccato stylings fit perfectly within their delectable slices of pop sounds like zero tolerance machining. Here is Gold Spectacles talking about the new song:
“We wrote ‘Anywhere Else’ on a trip to Barcelona, our first time abroad since the pandemic, because we didn’t want to go home. We borrowed a guitar and recorded all the parts on our phones with a rough sketch of the vocal line. Over the following days, we pieced together the lyrics in tapas bars and on the metro. The desire to leave everything mundane behind was overwhelming and the thought of running away never looked so good. As soon as we got back to London, we went straight to the studio to finish it. We ended up keeping some of the Spanish guitar we recorded on the voice memos so we don’t forget the tapas and Cava anytime soon.”
Listen to Gold Spectacles new song “Anywhere Else” on Spotify and Soundcloud. Find more from the group on their Instagram and Linktree.