Gold Steps – ‘Incandescent’ (EP review)

Pop-punks Gold Steps are back with their EP Incandescent’. And what a release!

Gold Steps

Right before, the band had already been in the spotlight of various huge medias such as Alternative Press and Idobi. Which is incredible, right?

Well now, with this EP release, I’m pretty sure that these guys are going to go really far. If you are into pop-punk tunes, then you’ll most likely fall in love with this band. Vocalist Liz Mauritz really reminds me of Paramore, so no need to tell you that I love her voice!

When focusing on the ‘Incandescent’ EP, you quickly notice how well produced everything is. The instrumental parts are absolutely catchy and will make you want to shake your head to the beat of each track without a doubt!

Songs like ‘Suckerpunch’ and ‘Bright Side’ are, according to me, some of the tracks you absolutely have to check out. But also my favorite ones on this EP!

On this EP, vocalist Liz Mauritz explains:

The track arrangement is meant to mirror the tumultuous emotions experienced by someone dealing with a mental health issue; how one moment you’re on fire with confidence and shedding the negativity, gaining perspective through being reflective and hopeful, just to have it crashing down shortly after with uncertainty, anxiety and angst.

The lyrics directly reference my struggles with anxiety and depression. We chose the name ‘Incandescent’ due to the lyrical references to fire, sparks and light, but also to represent the passion encapsulated in the songs.


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