Having impressed with the shimmering and vibrant synth pop of their debut track ‘Youth In Decay’, Brighton trio Troves switch the tempo for the B-side. Dropped on SoundCloud last month, ‘Afterthought’ is a simple but extremely effective slab of melancholic synth led electro-pop.
Down-tempo minimalistic beats trip over themselves, as beautiful ghostly female vocals guide the track through its gloriously glacial rhythms. “You are my afterthought” Lani McDonagh asserts in the track’s haunting and hypnotic chorus. It all comes together to help create a unique and captivating effect that makes the song feel instantly warm and familiar, yet charmingly cold and distant.
Words by George Shaw