In these challenging and chaotic times, Gold Baby’s latest single, ‘Versailles’, is soothing listening. The lush guitars and swooning melodies wash over you, like someone reassuringly stroking your hair or whispering in your ear, as front-person Siân Alex reflects on the emotional distance growing between two people.
Mourning the loss of a deep connection, ‘Versailles’ feels particularly relevant at a time where many of us are missing our loved ones. Siân Alex’s soft, almost ethereal voice has a real sadness; a sense of longing and loneliness as she sings “What are we but strangers now, forcing conversation?”
Following the postponement of recording their debut EP, the band say that the song gave them “a creative thread connecting us from our separate bunkers during those weird, long and shitty lockdown months”. And, despite the various elements of this being recorded separately, it all comes together beautifully to create a rich, lush slice of melancholy dream pop. It’s something really special.
‘Versailles’ is out now. It’s taken from Gold Baby’s debut EP, set for release in early 2021.
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