We’ve had this day in our calendars for months. We’ve had the pleasure of rolling out Australian artist, Golden Vessel‘s, sophomore album by premiering three samples, “midwest,” “littlebitwild,” and “that’s us.” Today, the rollout has finally concluded. Coming to us via Mammal Sounds, we’re proud to offer the exclusive premiere of Golden Vessel’s latest venture, colt.
We know the Aussie best for his spritely lo-fi pop songwriting, providing a driven nostalgic energy, but this LP gives us that and so much more. Tracks like the introductory “besides you,” the pining tune, “there,” and the wanderlust love song, “stateside,” reign in the tempo and allow GV’s rich sedated voice to take center stage. Other new tracks like “blinker” and “colorado” lean nicely into the skipping drum-beats and sublime guitar lines for an uptempo energy that will have you feeling ready to get up and hit the road.
When looking at this project’s track list, you’ll notice a travel oriented theme. Golden Vessel found his inspiration while on the road, commenting:
‘colt’ is a road trip album. I started it at home in Brisbane before a busy year of touring my debut album ‘slowshine.’ A lot of those initial songs were sort of written in anticipation of traveling across America and driving hundreds of hours. I also kept writing whilst touring & traveling and the album sort of picked up a narrative of being away from people you care about, and trying to make the distance & time zone differences work.
The nostalgic wanderlust vibe of this project is so clearly conveyed, I can see myself in any number of scenic stateside locations as soon as I close my eyes. The young Aussie has a proven knack for that kind of crystal clear imagery, and that imagery paints a wholesome vibrant canvas across 11 heartfelt tracks. So get ready to grab your friends and pile in the car, this LP demands some adventure time with the homies. Stream Golden Vessel’s sophomore album, colt, below. Enjoy!