Melting fluid beats with space bound production, ‘MOONSTONE’ is the woozy new single out TODAY from Golden Vessel and features silky appearances from frequent collaborators and friends Elkkle and Akurei. The track revolves around the theme of missed opportunities and the frustrations that result from knowing you were capable of achieving them.
Says Golden Vessel: "I remember I wrote the word ‘Moonstone’ down on my iphone notes when I was out and about, and then that night I googled it and started reading about all the missing and stolen moon rocks that got brought back from the first Apollo missions. A couple of nights later Elkkle, Akurei and I were hanging out and we started making a beat. Akurei recorded some guitar and Elkkle chopped it up and then we built around that. I started telling them about the stolen moonstones and then morphed it into a metaphor for a conversation we were having earlier about missed opportunities and when we or friends miss out on something that should’ve been in reach (and the frustration around that). The stolen moonstones became the missed opportunities and we all started writing."
The release of 'MOONSTONE' comes on the final day of his current national tour which has seen audiences hypnotised by his dynamic live show and signature aesthetic. With stops in Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth behind him, tonight is Sydney’s turn.
The single will be accompanied by a space-themed Harry Deadman-directed music video next week when it premieres via Ones To Watch - keep an eye out for the sneaky guest appearance from one of Golden Vessel’s previous collaborators!
‘MOONSTONE’ follows on from ‘BIGBRIGHT’ which is currently receiving national radio and community radio airplay and had one of the most fun videos of 2018, and ‘Hesitate’ ft. Emerson Leif', which is sitting at over 5.5 million streams on Spotify alone, and has also received national and community airplay.
Golden Vessel has had a standout couple of years with the Right/Side EP release, headline tour dates, a national tour support with The Kite String Tangle, a festival debut at This That, and a much-talked about showcase at BIGSOUND 2017.
Rounding out the year the way he started it, with a killer new tune, Golden Vessel is charging into 2019 with the promise of more exciting music to come.
Check out 'MOONSTONE' below as well as all upcoming tour dates!
GOLDEN VESSEL 'BIGBRIGHT' TOUR DATES
Fri 16 Nov / Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide- SOLD OUT
Sat 17 Nov / The Sewing Room, Perth- SOLD OUT
Fri 23 Nov / Northcote Social Club, Melbourne- SOLD OUT
Sat 24 Nov / Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane- SOLD OUT
Fri 30 Nov / The Lair @ Metro Theatre, Sydney