A couple of months ago during my weekly youtube music exploration tour I found Gold & Youth and their first track "Time To Kill" – a song that has never disappeared from my mp3-player since then. Just some days ago the band released their first official single Jewel, which increased my expectations of their debut album even more. Actually, the LP Beyond Wilderness will be out on May, 14th.
Gold & Youth are based in Vancouver and are representative for the good electro/synth pop music scene from Canada (see also Crystal Castles or You Say Party). Recently Louise Burns joined Matthew Lyall, Murray Mckenzie and Jeff Mitchelmore and contributed to the band’s sound with her amazing soft vocals which is also showcased in "Jewel".
When I first listened the track I remembered the night drive scenes on the streets of for example Los Angeles in the American movies from the 80s. You are in a vintage cabriolet, driving on a lonely boulevard, the neon lights dissolve in the darkness. The melodic synths and Burns’ vocals create a feeling of an unknown drama and sweet melancholy. In the middle of the track you hear deep man vocals that make the sense of mysticism even stronger. The track leaves you in a dreamy mood with an aftertaste of 80s nostalgia. Turn off the lights, play it on repeat and enjoy!