“Alone. Together. provides a bit of a different spin on all the isolation-born records we’ve heard so far in the past few months. Instead of dwindling on the negatives, it instead almost-romanticises it in a way, pairing some incredibly sweet vocals with a gentle collection of rhythms and harmonies” – PILERATS
“Golding encouraging you to loosen the shackles for a night with this very slinky good time.” – Dave Ruby Howe (triple j)
“Golding manage to transform the very unsexy idea of being quarantined at home into a dance club fantasy.” – Glide Magazine
Gold Coast duo Golding have dropped their new music video for breakout single ‘Alone. Together.’ whereby Josh Dowdle from Lastlings makes his directorial debut.
The video creates another dimension to the track by telling a story most people in relationships have found themselves in, where one person in the relationship goes out for a big night and the other is unimpressed. The video begins with lead singer Jay trying to get in touch with his partner after a boozy night, but the phone rings out, after Jay makes it home he uses his charm to win her back and continue the good times.
“When we were coming up with the concept for the clip with our friends, Josh (Lastlings) and Rico, we really wanted to make something that would both complement and add another dimension to the track. It’s a simple enough story, but we wanted to add our own spin to a situation that most people in relationships have found themselves in before and could relate to,” explains lead singer Jay.
Alone.Together. has already had huge success, particularly given it’s the duo’s second ever release, with the track already racking up 600k streams and Spotify editorial from We Be Vibin’, Just Chill and Weekends + Friends, is currently charting in 11 countries (including hitting #1 in Finland on the iTunes Alternative charts).
‘Alone.Together.’ came together serendipitously when vocalist Jay Bainbridge was singing off the cuff to his wife during a boozy night in lock down. Instantly recognising the track’s potential, Jay rushed to his phone to record the hook. Golding’s other half, Matt Bartlem (previously produced for the likes of Matt Corby, Boo Seeka & Jarryd James), brought the vision to life with his signature production.
Layering intoxicating harmonies with indie-dance nuances, ‘Alone. Together.’ is an isolation anthem highlighting the blissful side of being locked down with loved ones.
Golding combines the lush vocals of Orange County-native Jay Bainbridge and production from Matt Bartlem of the sunny Gold Coast. An indie-electronic project formed from the duo’s love for intricately crafted beats, melody and harmony.
With a meticulosity composed sound that draws inspiration from artists such as Alt-J & Phoenix, the duo specialise in dreamy indie-dance that pays homage to the old-school with a subtle nod to a new era.