Good Lovelies - "I See Gold" (Independent): For a reminder of the joys of hearing pure voices matched in sweet harmony, step right up.
This is the first single off Shapeshifters, the forthcoming album from the popular female vocal trio (it comes out Feb. 9). It confirms that Good Lovelies have moved subtly from folk to pop, and their sound now has added commercial potential.
This track is already being very well-received, and its feeling of optimism is perfectly delivered by the clear vocals and harmonies., as well as a charming video. "There's a change coming; everything is going to be alright," declare the Lovelies in soothing fashion. They also reference the album title – "we are the heavy lifters, we are the shapeshifters."
Producer Daniel Ledwell's experience in working with such ace singers as David Myles, Jenn Grant, and Justin Rutledge means he knows that no sonic trickery is needed here, as he gives those voices room to shine.
Shapeshifters is the group's six full-length album, and it features collaborations with Robyn Dell’Unto, Peter Katz and Les Cooper.
Good Lovelies are playing Massey Hall as very special guests of Royal Wood on May 11, following an extensive Australian tour. Dates here