Today I am introducing you to a London based alt-pop duo, who are so new they are newer than new. Because in fact, I have the honour of speaking about STAY GLDN and their debut track, “Bloom“, ahead of the release. Practically no one but myself and now you, the readers of EQ Music Blog, will have listened to this track. Isn’t that a special kind of cool? I think so!
STAY GLDN is multi-instrumentalists writers/producers, Anders and Thom. A pairing with a wealth of experience in the music business behind them. Separately in other guises, they have played Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Radio 1 Live Lounge. Between them, they have also accumulated playlisting and charting tracks on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss FM, Triple J and ARIA charts. They have both have had a considerable amount of success. I feel sure they will replicate these achievements as STAY GLDN. And hopefully pick up a fair bit of interest with their lovely, dreamy debut offering “Bloom“.
I am hazarding a guess that you will all have made the most of the summer. (As best as you were able to anyways) and are now desperately trying to ease back into the work, life, groove again. Well, “Bloom” has a blissful, haze-pop style of vibe. It is definitely smooth and soothing on the eardrums. Which makes it the perfect track to zone out to or pop on for a listen if you need to take a minute out and just sit with your thoughts calmly. But also is a track drenched in thoughtful lyricism.
They say: “‘Bloom” is about the premature ending of a relationship and the intrusive thoughts and doubts that come as a result. Relationships rely on the promise of a future, and when things fall apart, that future becomes uncertain. This is written about the future of a relationship that never came to be.”
They describe: STAY GLDN as being born – to create music relentlessly bursting with positivity, to tell a narrative-driven by emotional honesty and to give a voice to those once downtrodden.
Introducing themselves, STAY GLDN showcase a simpler, sound placing a strong emphasis on evocative lyrics. As lush and sonically satisfying as a bowl of your favourite comfort food. “Bloom” is a well-rounded debut effort. I am deeply impressed.