Drum and bass hitmaker Goldie has just released a new single by the name of “Prism” from his forthcoming double LP The Journey Man. The track showcases the darker and more underground sounds of Goldie’s repertoire, and will be available to stream and download upon purchase of the album.
“This is one of my favourite drum‘n’bass tracks on the album,” said Goldie. “I wanted to reach back into the 1980s…to capture that feeling when you melt gold in a crucible. When it’s at its hottest point, to create something precious from the raw materials – drum breaks, basslines. But the most important element for me is the melody”.
“Prism” follows Goldie’s previous single “I Adore You,” which was released in February. The Journey Man will be released on June 16, 2017, via Cooking Vinyl and Goldie’s own record label, Metalheadz. The album is comprised of two parts with 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by Goldie. It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by Goldie to help realize his vision for the album.
“In my music,” says Goldie “is everything I’ve learned, everyone I’ve met, everything I’ve experienced.” In the new album, Goldie tales tells from children’s homes in the West Midlands through stints in New York and Miami as one of the UK’s most celebrated exponents of graffiti art to rubbing shoulders with an exceptional list of musical collaborators including David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and KRS One, Goldie has always been one of a kind.
Collaborators on The Journey Man album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series Goldie’s Band By Royal Appointment and later provided the vocals for Goldie’s 2012 single “Freedom”. Other featured vocalists on the album include Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, José James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie’s wife, Mika Wassenaar Price.
Goldie recently played four triumphant sold out shows at the iconic London jazz venue Ronnie Scott’s, earlier this month. Performing tracks from The Journey Man as well as classics from his repertoire, he was joined on stage by the Heritage Ensemble as well as many of the collaborators on the forthcoming album and was met with a rapturous response from the audiences.
Check out the new single, album cover and tracklist below.
The Journey Man Tracklist
1. Horizons ft Swindle
5. The Mirrored River
6. I Adore You ft. Natalie Williams (Goldie vs. Ulterior Motive)
7. I Think Of You
8. Truth ft. José James
10. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
11. The Ballad Celeste
12. This Is Not A Love Song
13. The River Mirrored
15. Tomorrow’s Not Today
16. Run Run Run