Blue and Gold – “Golden Hearth”


The debut single from Blue and Gold, “Golden Hearth” is a riveting display in soulful vocal momentum within a glistening, dreamy pop arsenal. “As she twirled, her dress reflected every change of mood,” the intoxicating vocals let out, furthering the color-minded emphasis within an emotive introspection that bustles with ardent captivation as budding rhythms swell into the title-touting vocal refrain. Various vocal layers intermingle within a more involved array of guitar, keys, and rhythms thereafter, culminating in a satiating conclusion.

The Bristol, UK-based project makes a strong impression with this debut, and seem poised for a quick ascent. The act comprises singer Ildikó Kerék and Bristol based songwriter Ben Hooton, and their collaboration shows a clear knack for atmosphere and structurally climactic intrigue. They describe “Golden Hearth” as “a quietly joyful celebration of mortality from the perspective of a father.” We’re excited to hear what’s next from them.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Emerging Singles’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

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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