Golden Vessel returns to the forefront of indie-electronic grooves with ‘getforward,’ a 10-minute long song and visual accompaniment. Golden Vessel, aka Maxwell Byrne, has been busy cooking up some new music within the past year under the GV alias, plus with a few new side-projects under his belt including an indie-rock band called Lucky Idiot, which came with a 5-track EP titled Low Ceiling, as well as a lo-fi house alias called 1tbsp, which River Beats covered for its release.
‘getforward’ was co-written by Byrne and a few of his good friends including The Nicholas, Emerson Lief, and Japanese Wallpaper. The short-film that goes along with the song was shot in the empty streets of Lymington UK mid-pandemic and was directed by Harry Deadman.
On the release of the new song, Byrne explains:
“I noticed that especially in the last year I’d been gravitating to songs with longer run times that made a nice accompaniment whilst I was cooking or driving or staying calm throughout last year. I decided I wanted to try my own take on creating something that was long-form but simple…
I started ‘getforward’ from some Tascam-tape recordings that my friend Rutger (The Nicholas) sent me while I was on a writing trip in northern NSW. […] It’s pretty simple but lyrically it boils down to just trying to be present and not get carried away with future thinking so much.
I also knew that I wanted this song to be accompanied by a strong visual piece and the first person I thought of was my friend Harry Deadman (who’s currently living in the UK). The original concept that we came up with for the video had to be scrapped due to the UK going into total lockdown, and after almost deciding against going ahead with a video at all we re-wrote the pitch and Harry found a way to film the new idea completely covid-safe with a small crew in the town where he was staying. Harry made the most of the empty streets of Lymington, UK and he shot the video with a local actor Jaq Rashleigh (who is also a Gas Engineer) over one weekend.”
- Golden Vessel
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