We’re playing catch up on UK pop purveyor Giant Fang’s mega-synth anthem “Golden Age,” released in the way-way back of fall 2013 to (undeservedly) little in the way of hubbub, fanfare, etc. That said, what a perfectly bleak and brumal day to discover this slow-burning ember of a pop song – defrosting the ears with glowing synths and thawing the soul with waves of sincerity and aspirational chutzpah. Warm down for what.
“We were the saviors / we were the sons of a golden age.” The vibe here is nostalgic wistfulness, a rose-colored reminiscence of summers gone by. Musically speaking, early U2 meets now-ish The Naked and Famous seems like a fair assessment. Suffice it to say, if you prefer your British indie pop all sad and minimal and James Blake-y, this might not be your go-to cold-weather jam. But if you’re not content to spend the winter months shivering along to seasonally-appropriate sad bastard music, spark up your musical kindling with “Golden Age” below and harken back to the days of double-digit temperatures.
STREAM: Giant Fang – “Golden Age”