Brother and sister duo Winters End have released their latest compelling single ‘Thoughts’. The Sydney-based siblings Marissa and Christopher Pinto have rapidly become renowned for their propulsive, primal anthems, though ‘Thoughts’ takes on a more delicate, refined sound, highlighting the band’s impressive versatility.
The progressive piano ballad is once again produced by Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezabels, The Vines, The Whitlams) and serves as the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed single ‘Mayfair’, which takes a powerful stand for women who are victims of domestic violence.
Once again, such sincere, heartfelt and personable lyrics are fittingly a feature in ‘Thoughts’, and confirms Winters End’s forte lies not just in the dynamic sound they create, but also in their ability to go beyond just reaching the ears of listeners; instead successfully aiming for and piecing the heart of their audience, which is largely due to the powerful delivery lead singer Marissa Pinto constantly provides, her transparent, emotional range perhaps even greater than her vocal ability.
“ ‘Thoughts’ is all about coming to terms with a failing relationship. It’s about facing this head on, and the process of bargaining, trying to reach the person, in an effort to stop it from falling apart,” the band describe. “The song evolves from a place of initial despair to one of acceptance through the fortification of one’s self against the blow of the loss.”
‘Thoughts’ was recorded at A Sharp Studios in Sydney and mastered by Steve Smart (Studios 301), and is definitive proof that Winters End continue to rise from strength to strength, and simply adds to the anticipation for a full-length release.
Winters End are set to tour nationally in support of the single from May through to June, with full dates listed below, while in the meantime you can listen to ‘Thoughts’ here.
Friday 13th May
Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth
Saturday 14th May
Smiths Alternative, Canberra
Saturday 4th June
Saturday 18th June
Ric’s Bar, Brisbane
Saturday 25th June
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney