Golden Vessel, the Australian up and comer with an addictingly chill sound, has a carefully-curated vision for his music. His release “Hesitate,” earlier this year garnered almost 6 million streams on Spotify alone, and the following single,“BIGBRIGHT,” features the likes of Elkkle, E^ST and Duckwrth. Not to mention, the accompanying video is up for “Music Video of The Year” at the 2018 Triple J Awards. As he gears up for his forthcoming North American Tour with BAYNK, he’s keeping his fans on their feet with “Moonstone,” a glittery electro-pop track with a video that’s over the moon if you ask us.
Directed by Harry Deadman, the video for “Moonstone” is creativity at its finest. Golden Vessel first appears emerging from a DIY Spaceship, a reference to the moon landing, complete with a camera crew dressed in early-70s fashion and a boom operator with denim short-shorts. Golden Vessel dances around the set, slowly gathering an armful of colorfully painted “moonrocks.” The video features a guest appearance from Mallrat, and she may or may not get in a laser gun battle with Golden Vessel.
Clearly inspired by historical events, Golden Vessel takes the investigation of the mysteriously missing moon rocks from the 1969 Nasa trip via Apollo 11 and uses it as a metaphor for the release. He explains the conversation with his friends that led to the single and accompanying video,
“I started telling them about the stolen moonstones and then morphed it into a metaphor for a conversation we were having earlier about missed opportunities and when we or friends miss out on something that should’ve been in reach (and the frustration around that). The stolen moonstones became the missed opportunities, and we all started writing.”
Check out “Moonstone” now and peep Golden Vessel’s upcoming tour dates below. We hear the show is out of this world.
Jan 31 // Boston, MA @ Sonia
Feb 1 // Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Feb 2 // NYC, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
Feb 8 // St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Feb 9 // Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop
Feb 15 // Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
Feb 16 // Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
Feb 21 // Santa Barbara, CA @ EOS Lounge
Feb 22 // San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Feb 23 // Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom
Feb 28 // Portland, OR @ Holocene
Mar 1 // Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Mar 2 // Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities Underground