Deptford Goth – “The Lovers” (Stereogum Premiere)

Deptford Goth is the glowy experimental-pop brainchild of UK musician Daniel Woolhouse. Last year, he released Life After Defo, an album ridden with heavy synth-pop and soaring soundscapes. “The Lovers” is the lead single off his forthcoming sophomore album, Songs, and his first work in more than a year, aside from an online-only remix EP released in the interim. The sound is altogether different from Deptford Goth’s first LP, less rolling boil than airy simmer, and a wholly more lyrical experience. Songs adds gravity and substance to Deptford Goth’s regular cocktail of woozily beautiful sounds, informed largely by Woolhouse’s recent marriage, move to a peaceful seafront property, and growing confidence as an artist. If this single is any indication, Songs will be a two-tiered journey, equal parts sonic and emotional. Listen to “The Lovers” below.

Songs is out this 11/4 on 37 Adventures/PIAS. Here’s the tracklist:

01 “Relics”
02 “Do Exist”
03 “The Lovers”
04 “We Symbolise”
05 “Code”
06 “The Loop”
07 “A Circle”
08 “Near to a River”
09 “Dust”
10 “Two Hearts”
11 “A Shelter, A Weapon”