I’ve been feeling a little like Simon Cowell today. I’ve listened to a lot of new music but nothing managed to stick with me. I was beginning to question whether my cold was souring my mood too much for blogging, and then I heard “Afterthought,” the latest single from Sydney duo Winters End. And in that moment all of my crankiness and doubts about my ability to fairly judge music today faded away.

Its shimmery synth opening sucked me in immediately, reminding me of some of my favourite songs of the 80s. The song builds to an epic crescendo, with Marissa Pinto’s sublime vocals and percussion from her brother Chris combining so powerfully. The track’s also not afraid to tackle the big questions about why we’re here and what life is really all about.

“Afterthought” is the first single coming from Winters End’s sophomore EP. If this track is any indication, it’s going to be compulsory listening.

Image used with permission from Winters End