Premiere: Mystery Friends “Locked Eyes”

Washington DC’s Mystery Friends are preparing to release their debut full-length album, Past And Future Self this summer. Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere their new single “Locked Eyes.”

Beginning with reverbed drums and warm synth pads, the track has a lush 80s synth-pop sound similar to Cocteau Twins. As “Locked Eyes” builds to its anthemic chorus, more guitars are added to the mix along with modulating synths bringing it to a more modern times like CHVRCHES. Whether steeped in 80s panache or 00s synth-pop, Mystery Friends’ ear for building anticipation and arena-sized hooks shine through on “Locked Eyes.”