Gold Spectacles makes social awkwardness contagious in a new song – // MELODIC Magazine

London-based baroque pop duo gold glasses accomplished a lot in the three years they made music. Their 2019 self-titled debut album caught the eye of radio stations such as BBC 6 Music and also landed on notable Spotify playlists including Relaxing atmosphere and brand new indie. However, it was during the pandemic that the duo really found their niche in songwriting and producing, working with notable artists and producers such as Fraser T Smith and Mysie. Their latest single, “Social graces” makes it easy to see what it is.

To be completely transparent: when I started listening to “Social Graces,” I wasn’t totally sold. The 24-second mark came and it got a little more interesting with a nice high-pitched harmony, but the real turnaround came when the chorus kicked in. Suddenly I was intrigued and wanted to hear it again: “But every time we meet, I forget my social graces / You just think I’m rude” There’s so much that catch the ear: the rhythmic phrasing of the word “I”, the beautiful harmonization, the perfect syncopation and the rhyme scheme of the lyrics. Not to mention, the sentiment of the song is very much for anyone who has ever felt socially awkward and unable to express themselves.

Hear all the melodic discomfort for yourself below.

You can listen to “Social Graces” on platforms like Apple Music, Soundcloud, and Spotify.

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