“Winter’s Kiss” is the third and final single from Atlanta-based new wave/post-punk band Picture One. The new single comes ahead of the release of their new album Across The Depths of Seven Lakes, which is coming out next Friday (April 3rd) through Deanwell Global Music (Bandcamp pre-order).
“Winter’s Kiss” is an 80’s-inspired new wave dance song about the energy that frontman Thomas Barnwell IV often experiences as we move into winter from fall. He wanted it to be a catchy song with a simple sentiment; the feeling of falling in love with art, life, and the creativity that we often experience as it starts to get colder and we hole up for the season.
Across The Depths of Seven Lakes is crisp, cinematic, and surprisingly accessible and poppy, given his previous sonic propensity of leaning into darker instrumental coldwave territory. Barnwell electrifies with hook-laden analog synth melodies and an equally-incisive deep vocal sound, which draws on his predecessors’ influences while maintaining a unique approach. This is an album that is aware of the mercurial nature of personal tragedy, which can simultaneously appear both as dark impassable chasms, and as small puddles that can be easily splashed away. These songs invite us to explore and question this dichotomy at every turn without denying either the pain of everyday tragedies nor the miracle of the very human ability to overcome… maybe this is the exact album that we all need right now?!