Indie pop queen Zella Day’s latest single “Golden” is an instant modern classic. The song’s irresistible retro vibes bring the best of seventies straight into the 21st century. This endlessly groovy single is Dan’s DJ pick of the week!
Released back in July, “Golden” is rich in both its musical production and its themes. The song’s lyrics feature vivid imagery and discussions of bliss, fluidity, and transcendence, with the bridge featuring the repeated lyric “I don’t want to be a man, I don’t want to be a woman, I just want to be golden.” When describing the song’s title and meaning herself, Day stated on Instagram that to her, to be golden is to be “something not human, more like a sound or a glow.” Musically, the song features funky guitars, a danceable beat, and a disco-inspired arrangement that is tied together with Day’s delicate yet lush vocals.
Having released “Golden” in addition to the singles “Dance for Love” and “Girls” earlier in 2021, Day’s new releases have marked a new era of her artistry with her sophomore album set to drop later this year. Check out the official music video for “Golden” by Zella Day on YouTube below:
Tune into 100.1 FM or lightning100.com to hear “Golden” by Zella Day, featured as Dan’s DJ Pick of the Week. Be sure to let us know your thoughts! Tweet at us with #L100DJPick and share your take on the track. To check out more of Dan’s picks, visit https://lightning100.com/dan/.