Surrey newcomers Softer Still present a sparkling debut with ‘New Age’. Taking the best that dream pop has to offer and combining that with soft but sumptuous 80’s styled production, the four-piece glide into view in an ethereal shimmer of shoegazey guitars and light vocals.
Softer Still are a band still in their infancy – choosing to remain D-I-Y out of convenience and necessity, they produce all of their material in their own garage studio. While physically they are at the mercy of reality, their music rather provides an alternative atmosphere and route for escapism.
‘New Age’ encourages its listener to find happiness – to not let outside factors dictate how they feel and to find satisfaction within the present. The message of the song remains thoughtful and important, but it’s the instrumentation that lingers long after, with an air of breezy nostalgia permeating the soundwaves.
‘New Age’ is out now, via Club Fandango. Buy on iTunes here.