"The track is about exactly what the title suggests, moments of euphoria and bliss that just want to be relived again and again," says Tempus Sun’s keyboardist Grant Hardisty. "It’s remembering those unparalleled happy moments with that golden tinge of nostalgia that can make you forget all your worries and stresses in a hazy daydream.
"It’s those summer nights that last with a sense of timelessness, a reflection upon a memory that you’d give anything to revisit, those times with friends that extend from a couple of hours to an entire day. It’s also about love with a slightly bitter twist, but it’s equally about light, warmth and all things Gold."
Following an expressive piano intro that showcases Rya Park’s exquisite vocal, 'Gold' swoops into gear evocative of influences such as Mumford & Sons and Kita Alexander. Euphoric and vibrant, percussive elements drive the folky arrangement and precise vocal harmonies propel the choruses into the atmosphere.
'Gold' follows the group’s first offering 'Owls' and precedes their self-titled debut EP that is set to drop later this month. To celebrate, Tempus Sun will be hitting the road to play The Milk Factory (Brisbane) 25 August, Brighton Up Bar (Sydney) 26 August and The Evelyn Hotel (Melbourne) 1 September.
Grant reflects on the concept behind the clip. "Our overarching inspiration was pure joy and we wanted to capture a time we could escape to, and I think 'Gold' can evoke those individual memories of times we all hold dear, be it of a lost loved one, an old flame or simply a time with your friends.
"The film clip was absolutely about capturing raw and natural emotion, simple times in life that you wish could be bottled. As Missy Higgins perfectly puts it: ‘seems those ordinary days are the ones that last’, and so we wanted to try to almost film people not acting, but simply living.”