London based Gold Spectacles release Origami Lover a track about being in a failing relationship with a narcissist.
Origami Lover is the fifth in a series of twelve tracks released in line by the collaborative output of the British duo, taking after their debut EP Flaws and Visions.
We have always loved the sound of the Mellotron. There’s something very innocent and nostalgic about it. Origami Lover is anchored around the Mellotron’s flute sound but we dubbed it with an actual flute (one of us being a flautist). We were pretty happy to get a flute solo in a pop song! The innocence in the arrangement is reflected in the past-naivety of narrator. She’s been blind to her lover’s narcissistic ways but now she’s starting to realise his love for her is paper thin.
The duo has a mysterious formula going on and their musical and eclectic range is draped in ornamental orchestration with the essence of ethereal baroque pop. Getting inspiration from Paul Simon to Local Natives and Bombay Bicycle Club to Phoenix and Lykke Li, recalls a focused artistic vision, enough for us to enjoy upon each listen. Find Gold Spectacles on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.