Euro-tinged goth-pop for loners.

Darkwave dude Luis Vasquez recorded his third album as The Soft Moon far from his usual Oakland stronghold, venturing to Venice and Berlin to operate “in total solitude”.

The result is Deeper, an “inward-looking representation of a new man as he processes the relentless undercurrent of his internal battles with suicide, vulnerability, and healing”, as the press notes alarmingly describe, but it’s also full of big goth-pop moments that should suit fans of The Cure and Depeche Mode.

It’s out via Captured Tracks on March 31, but you can stream it now via NPR.

For more Soft Moon, FACT interviewed Vasquez a few years back about his fears, phobias and dreams.

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