Monday, July 7, 2014

Golden Sun - 2011 - Wine Country

Indie Rock
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Some bands might encounter problems finding a balance between music and lyrics. Fortunately, Golden Sun isn't one of them. Their music and lyrics seem to blend right, and although their message doesn't have any deep insights or metaphysical connotations, it does have a vivid feeling and the verve of midsummer fire camps or field trips, shallow, a tad trifling, but fresh and a sound to feel young to. However, this is not the case with the EP's last track, Labyrinth. Labyrinth has an annoying oriental intro with some desperate echoes in the background, progressing in a hard-core indie rock line. The lyrics revolve around love, kisses, holding hands, pictures of past lovers, typical clichĂ©s for their age at that time (and there goes the fallacy), but they do it in an original, passionate and quite convincing manner. The trembling, yet confident voice of the lead vocalist is a pure expression of those pseudo-contradictions.
Tour de Franzia is definitely the highlight of the EP, as it perfectly sums up all the other tendencies of the EP while keeping a positive, enthusiastic tone. Very fitting to listen to while watching `Le Tour de France` these days. 
To conclude: one might not know English at all, but still can enjoy Golden Sun's Wine Country, as no separate appraisal of the music/lyrics should or need to be made. The lyrics have no abyssal meaning that need to be deciphered; just enjoy the music, cruising along with the beats. I may be wrong, but, as the song goes: "I could be wrong, I could be wrong, but I don't care."

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