At a time when people are separated by lockdown, divisive politics and culture wars, LA-based singer-songwriter GoldFord’s Walk With Me is emerging as a powerful anthem of togetherness. Regardless of our current situation, it’s a potent reminder that a little togetherness can be invaluable as we wait for these times to pass.
GoldFord and AG (who has worked with Christina Perri, Aloe Blacc) wrote Walk With Me during the early stages of lockdown, which also made the recording of the song a challenge. GoldFord and the backing vocalists had to social distance while recording their parts, while the instrumental parts were all completed remotely.
GoldFord’s debut single Upside Down surpassed 30 million streams, which resulted in high profile artists such as Kygo, Sam Feldt and X Ambassadors enlisting him as a collaborator. He also penned Andy Grammer’s hit song Give Love. His voice can be heard on hit shows Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19.
While putting the finishing touches to a forthcoming EP, Goldford took time out to chat about his Music DNA to Andy Howells.
What was the first song that made an impact on you?
Michael Jackson, Beat it.
What was the first single you bought?
This might be dating me…but CDs and tapes. I’m pretty sure it was Spanish Song by D’Angelo
What was the first album you owned?
Thriller. I was an MJ fanatic
What’s your constant go to track?
Jealous by Labrinth. It slays me everytime.
What’s your constant go to album?
Leon Bridges- Good Things
Who’s your latest music discovery?
Its a tie between Gabriel Garzon- Montano and Kruangbin. Both are playing constantly at my house.
What’s your own track that best defines you as an artist?
I think Walk with Me feels the most like me; the melody, the lyric, the hopefulness.