Earlier this week, Default Genders — a.k.a. James Brooks, formerly known as Elite Gymnastics and Dead Girlfriends — shared a new song called “Everything Is A Lie And Everyone Is Completely Full Of Shit,” apparently from a mysterious new project called Magical Pessimism. Today, he shared another new one, apparently set for the same project. This track is called “The World Ends With You,” and it sounds a bit like two songs at once. There’s a beautifully floaty synth-ballad, but it’s buried underneath a layer of erratic grating electronic noise. The lyrics, posted on YouTube, show it to be a love songs of sorts, about two people trying to find away from all the bullshit together. Check it out below.
We don’t know anything about Magical Pessimism yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do.