Deptford Goth: Two Hearts
The first time I heard Deptford Goth I believe was also the first time I ever experienced Los Angeles in a good light. It'd be fair to say LA isn't my favourite city in the states. Not only did I have a pre-conceived notion of it's culture and lifestyle, but I am also a very low-budget, low-maintenance traveller who relies heavily on public transport and cares very little for celebrity gossip... Luckily, my second trip to the city I had the pleasure of staying with a friend of Lauren's in her cute apartment in Los Feliz, and the vast difference of having a host who not only makes you feel at home but also has the exact same taste in bars and live music can do a lot to improve your experience of a city.
One night we were sitting in her lounge room drinking red wine and enjoying good company when the smooth vocals of Daniel Woodhouse drifted through the speakers. I rudely refocused my ears from the conversation we were having to this sweet music and, also rudely, interrupted to enquire who it was. My rudeness was thoroughly rewarded with gushing admiration and an immediate switch of the evening to become a Deptford Goth listening party.
Yesterday, whilst on my daily internet music trawl I was delighted to stumble across this new song, even before I listened to it. "Two Hearts" is a slow, piano-driven synth track, and features his airy vocals far more prominently than his previous album Life After Defo. This he attributes to becoming more accepting of his voice, and wanting people to hear the lyrics to his songs.
This song comes as the second single, following "The Lovers", off his upcoming album Songs, due out November 3rd.