It has been some time since we last featured Golden Vessel! In his new sound journey, Max is accompanied by another familiar face - fellow Aussie singer/songwriter Emerson Leif.

Their track "Hesitate" is... how hope would sound like if it was a song. I hope this does make sense. The track just makes me weirdly zen, happy and full of... positive feelings.

The track stems from a vocal sample created a while back by Leif. I have to say, I found it quite interesting to read his thoughts and the inspiration behind the track.

I found myself feeling very alone and without purpose. I could not accept that we just exist: eat, sleep, work, repeat. We are sold a kind of ‘happiness’ like it’s something we can work towards but what’s on offer is fleeting, if at all.

I had many questions about life but the greatest question was one of God. Or better yet, one for God. "Are you there?"

Honestly, religion just felt so tired and insular. I wanted something tangible. I wanted to find truth. The idea of searching is perhaps most terrifying, because what if one finds nothing.

I guess, Golden Vessel's vision and unique electronic production came right in time. The two had worked together before, but this collab is undoubtedly their masterpiece.

When it comes to his vision of "Hesitate, Max shares:

Hesitate came about from these old vocals and acoustic guitar loops that Caleb had recorded years ago. We dug those up and sampled them, and built ‘Hesitate’ around them. This is one of my favourite songs that I've ever made and it's kind of just been sitting on my laptop for over a year. I can't tell you how happy I am to finally get it out.

This thing reminds me of a positive blend between Bon Iver, James Blake and Ry X. Honestly, for those few minutes I felt so light. It's not my typical genre, but who cares - it sounds awesome

posted by Ivo
January 2018