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FACING FORWARD WITH
GOLDFORD

Goldford is teasing us with his sunshiney new track ‘Dreams of Summertime’.

With summer sitting tantalisingly close to our grasp and the sun peeking out from behind the clouds, to feel one step closer to everyone’s favourite time of year you only need to listen to Goldford’s new track. ‘Dreams of Summertime’ is evocative and warming, it reminisces and strives forward simultaneously, providing a musical accompaniment to the metaphorical healing powers of summer sun.

We caught up with Goldford in the hope that his sage words would give us some inspiration and advice, and he did not let us down. His 5-year aspirations alone are enough to inspire a generation of musicians, he wonders if he is asking for too much and to that we say – ask for more! In the spirit of tmrw, his theory about the genre bending and blending future of music really got us to thinking about what is coming next, and we agree with Goldford…Whatever it is, we are excited to hear it.

What do you envision the future of music to look like?

I love how music continually borrows from the old and builds upon that. We’ve seen funk and blues turn to hip hop. Then we’ve seen hip hop permeate every genre from country to singer-songwriter. I think the future of music just continually keeps melting and mashing together making it harder and harder to classify. We have already seen streaming change the way we consume music from listening to albums to singles. I believe as we are faced with so much music at our disposal, creators will be pushed to experiment and collaborate in new ways to separate themselves and garner new attention. A musical hero of mine recently said to me that the more cross-betweens there are, the more interesting the music is. For example, Adam Melchor is a cross between Elliott Smith, George Harrison and Brian Wilson. I envision the future of music being the most interesting cross-betweens you can possibly imagine. I can’t wait to listen!

If you could collaborate with any musician in the future, who would it be and why?

I have been getting this question a lot lately. I hesitate to say the same artist again, but I can’t help it. If I could collaborate with anyone it would be Labrinth. He is one of the most inspiring creatives I’ve ever come across. He crosses genres and constantly surprises me with his music and production choices. He does it all with such ease and soul, breaking rules and redrawing boundaries. It’s pure imagination and I’m totally here for it.

Where would be your dream venue to play?

Glastonbury would be my dream venue to play no question. 

Where do you hope to be in the next year?

Great question. I’m releasing 3 different EPs this year. It’s been a little while since I have released a new album, let alone three. I plan to be touring internationally playing packed rooms full of people connecting with the music. They heard it on the radio, or on their favourite TV show, maybe it popped up on their favourite playlist. 

The next 5 years?

In the next 5 years, I hope to be going in the same direction just much bigger. I want my music to continue to evolve and push me out of my comfort zone, connecting me with wider audiences. I would love to do collaborations with other artists/producers completely outside of my style.  I hope to be touring large venues and headlining festivals all over the world. It’s always been a dream of mine to play Glastonbury. Win a Grammy and write music for an animated film like Moana or Soul and collaborate with Hans Zimmer. That’s all. Am I really asking that much? 

Press play on Goldford’s ‘Dreams of Summertime’ below now…

Words by Tori Sharp

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