GoldFish stays true to their signature sound and delivers enchanting collaborations throughout If Summer Was A Sound.
GoldFish has created waves throughout electronic music with their signature sound over the years. Combining house beats with live instruments, the San Diego-based duo has graced listeners across the globe with their dynamic performances, playing at festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella. Now, GoldFish is back with their sixth studio album If Summer Was A Sound, on Armada Music.
The 22-track If Summer Was A Sound takes listeners through a journey of groovy and tropical soundscapes with deep lyricism throughout. “This album is not only a creative outlet for our love to create and perform, but a way to capture the essence of our influences and where we love to spend our time – on the beach in San Diego or at home in Cape Town with our families,” GoldFish said about the release. “Music has the superpower to take listeners to a special time and place in their lives, and this time, it obviously triggers the memories of a wonderful, love-filled summer you can always look back on with a smile.”
The album represents a dreamy masterpiece reminiscent of a beach or spending time outside on a warm summer day. GoldFish kicks off the album with a prologue before transitioning into the full title track that features whimsical lyrics by Malou with a saxophone theme and a funky drum beat. “That’s Alright” arrives soon after, with melodic, soulful elements along with rounds of synths and cymbals alongside beautiful lyrics by Julia Church.
The album then progresses into “About the Weekend,” an upbeat house tune alongside Sakhile Moleshe that showcases GoldFish’s signature saxophone that shares the theme of enjoying the weekend regardless of the season. The Palms and Hi-Def join in on the fun next for “California Child,” which offers piano notes that cascade into a slower groove that introduces the idea of being near the California oceanside. The water theme continues with “La Playa,” a Latin house track that features Spanish lyrics by LUISAH.
“Chasing Tomorrow” is a lyrical tune that can almost be mistaken for an alternative rock song, with the string instruments leading off the track. The song brings CARTSN and Anna Graceman into the mix and invokes a message of looking toward the future and chasing what one is after. Look no further than “Coffee In the Afternoon” for an ambient feeling, with reverberating lyrics that feature an ethereal vibe accompanied by dainty percussion as Bruno Be and Dana Williams chime in. Another stunner is “When I’m Alone,” with vocals by Laszewo soaring atop a funky saxophone hook, leading to a synth-filled drop.
“Going Home” and “Forever Free” include African influences with delicate house beats. “Going Home” brings an ambient feel that progresses into a soft house beat that exhibits the comfort of being at home with the voice of Max Vidima. Meanwhile, “Forever Free” features a progressive house beat with vocals by Nate Highfield and SILVER that resound throughout the tune.
As the album wraps up, the second to last song is “Jazz Club” with DubDogz and it’s a true quartet experience with Dave on saxophone, Lucas on keys, Marco on drums, and Dom on bass, all of which makes for a wonderful sonic experience. The final track on the album, “Colours & Light” with Cat Dealers, leaves listeners with an uptempo house beat that leads to the title of the track being repeated into a deep saxophone drop. But that’s not all that GoldFish had in store as multiple remixes appear toward the end to carry you even deeper into the night.
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GoldFish – If Summer Was A Sound – Tracklist:
- If Summer Was A Sound (Prologue)
- If Summer Was A Sound (with Malou)
- That’s Alright (feat. Julia Church)
- About The Weekend (feat. Sakhile Moleshe)
- California Child (feat. The Palms and Hi-Def)
- Two Monkeys (with Youngr)
- La Playa (with LUISAH)
- Sing With Me (feat. Keanan Eksteen)
- Everything Is Changing (feat. Julia Church)
- Chasing Tomorrow (with CARTSN and Anna Graceman)
- Coffee In The Afternoon (with Bruno Be and Dana Williams)
- We Deserve To Dream (feat. Xavier Rudd)
- Going Home (feat. Max Vidima)
- Love Everlasting
- Forever Free (feat. Nate Highfield and SILVER)
- When I’m Alone (with Laszewo)
- Jazz Club (with Dubdogz)
- Colours & Lights (with Cat Dealers)
- If Summer Was A Sound (DeepFish Remix)
- Two Monkeys (DeepFish Remix)
- Chasing Tomorrow (GoldFish Club mix)
- Forever Free (DeepFish Remix)