Paul Prier and Bastien Doremus are the Parisian duo behind TOYS. Their music is typified by a enviable balance of ambient atmospheres, restrained synth melodies and pulsing beats. That formula is present in their new one 'Golden Line', yet their sound seems to have taken a dreamier, more fluidly cascading turn, with vocals now enjoying pride of place where before they seemed to call from a far-flung void, bubbling beats and frenetic synth giving the song a cosmic kind of energy.

They were kind enough to answer a few questions about the track for us:

What's the inspiration/idea behind the track?
It's a song about a man standing in the middle of his life, looking back at it with regrets and sorrow, with the need for some change. It is the same character speaking in the song 'Shells' which comes right after on the EP. This subject helps building a climate of nostalgia that we also try to convey in our music, always looking at the past in order to create a better present and future.

Is there any particular time or place in the universe where it'd sound best?
In space with a nice view, in a bed with a nice girl, at home with nice speakers.

What would you like people to see or feel when they listen?
First to feel good, then to be inspired with pictures and colours, and last, to believe they can fly and maybe, touch the sky.

The EP they mentioned is also called Golden Line and it's out now.

We're pleased to say that you can download the title track for free – isn't that nice?