With his second album Songs due for release on November 3rd via 37 Adventures, DEPTFORD GOTH has today announced news of a London show at the ICA later that month.
Deptford Goth has also just revealed a second track entitled ‘Two Hearts’ from the album. The piano-based ‘Two Hearts’ is one of Daniel Woolhouse’s most straight-up romantic songs.
is Deptford Goth’s second album of intensely slow-burning tunes. Where his debut album Life After Defo was more affiliated with those seamless blenders of dreamy synth-pop, R&B and soul, Songs adds elements of singer-songwriter tradition to his irresistibly yearning electronica. “It wasn’t a conscious decision,” says Daniel Woolhouse. “But I’ve become more accepting of my voice, so it’s more prominent now, which led to structuring the songs in a more classic way. I also wanted people to hear the lyrics. It’s a process of being more upfront and honest.”Songs‘ mood is still downbeat but tracks such ‘Two Hearts’ as ‘The Lovers’ would suggest he’s found more happiness in his life. “Life After Defo had bits of hope hidden inside but this one’s definitely more joyous,” Daniel agrees. “Instead of closing down I’m opening up and feeling more at peace with myself about certain things.” Songs also bears the mark of its origins. Last year, Daniel left his London flat where he recorded and Life After Defo for a place by the sea. “It’s pretty peaceful here,” he says. “And more space meant I could develop things a bit more.” Over 11 chapters, from dark to light and various points in between, Songs is a unique landscape of the mind, body and soul, and one of 2014’s most beautiful.
Songs will be released 3rd November on 37 Adventures, a label founded by the team behind 679 Recordings.