Led by keyboardist Andrew Black and vocalist Stefanie Lawrence, the audaciously poptimistic Apache Darling return with the soaring ‘Go’.
After slots at T in the Park and King Tut’s new music showcases they’ve built a reputation as impressive pop performers with a handful of great live singalongs so it’s exciting for fans to finally get their hands on a studio version of a track that has been a mainstay of their live set for several years.
With gloriously retro keyboard sounds and eighties key changes, ‘Go’ is a shamelessly bright and bold pop statement of intent with a passionate refrain that will have you howling “where you go, I gooooo” like a lost Cyndi Lauper single.
It’s Lawrence’s vocals which give Apache Darling their star quality and here she shines, delivering a skyscraping vocal that brings a touch of Vegas diva to the Glaswegian underground.
In the bridge, she urges listeners to “gamble on the girl”, on the strength of ‘Go’ plenty of people will heed her advice.
Words: Max Sefton