Madeline Goldstein has today released ‘Other World’, the enchanting title track from her forthcoming EP which releases May 11 via à La Carte Records.
‘Other World’, a tranquilizing follow-up to Goldstein’s ‘Seed of Doubt’ released last December, is a continued exploration of the artist’s marriage of synth-drenched dark wave and spacious new wave iconography. At its entrance, ‘Other World’ lures its listeners in with weaving, segmented drums, droning synths and a soaring soprano delivery bridging the ethereal yet danceable trademark of Goldstein’s style.
As described by Goldstein, “‘Other World’ is a fever dream of a song lifted from the darkness of my loneliness. It’s about looking at the edge of your own desires but not being able to say what you really want. It’s about not advocating for yourself and the spiral of self-doubt in love and creativity.” Of its creation, she continues: “I wanted to create a soundscape that was reminiscent of theatrical ballads from musicals and the most dramatic of 80s love songs. I dreamed of a saxophone to cry for me, as I said, ‘I never ask for more’ – but the music can do the asking for me. To me, it is currently the song I’m most in touch with, and feel is the closest to me personally.”