Following the release of his 2016 debut album, Josh Legg – the man behind Goldroom – has already had a busy year releasing a healthy stock of singles and EP’s. Goldroom is now releasing a follow-up album; a two-parter titled ‘Plunge/\Surface’, which is to be released November 1st.
Stepping away from the more atypical deep house that Goldroom established himself with on ‘West of the West’, ‘Plunge/\Surface’ is being described as a more reflective, experimental piece. The sophomore draws some influence from Legg’s experience enduring what could have been a fatal accident at sea. While bodysurfing in Mexico, Legg broke his neck, which has had a significant impact himself and has mostly informed the sophomore. Dotted between the more typical titles, some names point to musings of an almost absurdist nature, with cuts such as the silky, percussively varied ‘Nothing Matters’ and ‘Everybody’s Lonely’, which takes on an almost Daft Punk groove.
Ahead of the album release in October, Goldroom has shared his final single from the album, ‘Just Like A Dream (feat. Nikki Segal)’. Opening with a flat pad synthesiser and an arpeggiated synth lead, ‘Just Life A Dream’ swells into an infectious, jovial, and yet surly chorus of textured sub-basses and mallet synths. It feels an appropriate final release, with an overall flavour of a summery deep house, but with a more raw, varied production and carrying lofi sentiments.
Goldroom is to be touring North America with his full live band from October 30th to November 16th.