Track Of The Day: Robin And The Goblins – ‘Future Angel’

Having received acclaim from the likes of The 405 and Berlin In Stereo, Berlin based non-binary artist Robin Romo – aka Robin And The Goblins – has now shared a poignant new single.

Exploring themes of queer shame and alienation, ‘Future Angel‘ flows with a sweeping majestic splendour as Romo’s emotion-strewn vocals soar with a sparkling grace. Propelled by a raw, impassioned energy and swirling baroque-pop ambience, a truly stirring soundscape is created, oozing an immersive, twinkling musicality. Of the track, Romo explains:

I wrote ‘Future Angel’ from the point of view of a guardian angel that comes to warn a kid about the dangers of isolating yourself; of course the child was me. One night I was walking home after a night out and went into a snowed-in graveyard. I fell asleep for a couple of hours and when I woke up to the sound of crows and white all around me, I thought maybe I’d died. Turns out I was just hungover, but that inspired the imagery in the song, which I like to describe as ‘Dickens meets synth-pop’.”

Listen to ‘Future Angel’ here:

Mari Lane
@marimindles