Goldwoman – “5 or 20”


A catching track released today from Goldwoman, “5 or 20” is quick to expand with melodic charm and vibrancy. Initially featuring serene piano work, “5 or 20” leads seamlessly into bouncy guitars and fervent vocals. A hook emerges just prior to the one-minute mark. “Would you wait for me?” Goldwoman asks amidst breezy synths and keys. “How do I let myself fall and not break at all?” she sings just prior to the second chorus. The synth fragments in the ensuing “wait for me,” reprise is notably replay-inducing. “5 or 20” captivates from start to finish, a tendency throughout the tracks on the LP.

The Goldwoman LP, also released today, includes the previously featured tracks “Midwest Ghost” and “Hungover.”

The Goldwoman LP is a portrait of songs written over the past four years, painting the artist’s evolution from college student to adult in the ever changing world. Between romantic struggles, mental health battles, and coming of age challenges, each song is a piece of a larger puzzle.

Stream the album in full below:

“5 or 20” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2021’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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