After teasing us in the past few months, Belfast duo New Portals have finally dropped their new EP Golden Hour, which include their recently released tracks “Sober” and “Chasing Shade.” If you suffer from type A personality or was blessed with type B personality, then this is the song that you’ll be chilling with non-stop. Built on intricate layers of synths and smooth chords, “Chasing Shade” feels like a tranquilizer made of R&B and chill pop. Play below:
“‘Chasing Shade’ is a song we wrote about that one person we all know who is just happy with their lives no matter what happens. We’re off busying ourselves, trying to make the world a better place or build a better or more fulfilling future for ourselves and some people are just happy to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. This song is about how envious we are of those people and how we wish we could just get away from the compulsions that drive us.” explained New Portals.
Golden Hour is also available to stream now:
In regards to their new EP, the duo said, “This is our most honest and delicate release to date. We’ve tackled issues that aren’t necessarily in vogue. Discontent, sobriety, dissatisfaction. Production on the Golden Hour EP turned out differently from what we had envisioned. We booked studio time to make a simple acoustic record but couldn’t get away from adding in some synths and vibey electric guitar, so we just went with it. The EP ended up as a blend between folk and electronica.”
New Portals has a show date coming up:
11/10 – The Crowndale (London, UK)