Single review by Mike O’Cull www.mikeocull.com
Vancouver’s Goldie is a highly individualistic musician, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter with an acoustic-driven style that’s been compared to Jeff Buckley, Thom Yorke, and Led Zeppelin. His latest single is the expansive “Fata Morgana” and is taken from his upcoming album Blind! that comes out on March 23rd, 2020. It’s a brilliantly hypnotic experimental folk/rock cut built on swirling guitars, electronic drums, and finger snaps that’s unlike any other song you’ll hear this year. Goldie blends a bit of gentle psychedelia into his folk recipe and it takes you into a headspace you won’t want to leave. Interestingly, the track is an homage to Werner Herzog’s 1971 film Fata Morgana, which depicts mirages in the Sahara and Sahel deserts.
Like Herzog’s film, Goldie’s “Fata Morgana” has an introspective lost-in-the-desert sort of feel to it that will pull listeners in and keep them paying attention. His low-key vocals fit the song’s mood perfectly and enhance its trippy vibe. Fans of indie rock and progressive folk will find a lot to like here and are encouraged to stick around and see what other surprises the new album may hold. Good stuff!