April 5, 2019

Anonymous London artist Gold Fir finds relentless momentum in the pursuit of new pop sounds, writing fluid, progressive tracks made to accompany you on your next night walk.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. 

I’ve grown up in London, and spent my life here . I’m a composer / producer and interested in sonic aesthetic. I like to explore and understand different musical mediums and collaborate with like minded artists.

What are some recent, upcoming or current projects you are working on?

I’m currently in the process of writing Gold Fir’s first album that will feature a wide range of artists from a diverse set of musical backgrounds. I’m excited to create an extensive body of work, and explore narrative over a longer duration of music.

How did your interests in music begin?

From sitting at my nan’s piano. I think making music for me has always provided me with an escape. It’s given me an outlet to communicate though a variety of different ways.

What kinds of things are influencing your music right now?

I’m really interested when music surprises you . When you hear musical ideas re-contextualized in new light, that’s refreshing. Musical crossover and interesting collaborations always provide me with inspiration, because it’s creating something entirely new whilst linking the past. I think we are always quoting the past in some way when we write music.

How has living in London affected your music?

I’m not totally sure . I think a lot of the music that was written from this first E.P was inspired by the city at night. I feel like there is a shelter in the night where people can open up. Alter egos can appear and there is a vibrancy that runs through London which creates a diverse atmosphere

If you had to explain your music to a stranger, what would you say?


Can you describe the writing/recording process for your upcoming EP?

Myself and Ms Ray, the singer on Prelude, like to explore a lot of different ideas before settling on a sonic aesthetic . I’ll produce the track and then we spend time creating the atmosphere and working on vocal lines.

What was the last show you went to that stuck out to you?

Serpentwithfeet – I think it was one of the most interesting performer / audience dynamics I have seen.

Who would you ideally like to collaborate with?

There are so many artists making music right now who I’d love to collaborate with. Tidus, Tizrah and Abra to name a few.

What do you do when you’re not working on music?

Make other types of music

What is one of the bigger challenges you and/or other musicians are struggling with these days and how do you see it developing?

I think it’s trying to stay relevant and unique in a saturated market. There are so many people making music these days and its so easy too, which is great  – but it can make everything melt into one. For me it’s about trying to find your own approach, stick with it, enjoy the process of writing and furthering your ideas and not to be too short sighted. Music is so disposable now, attention spans are shorter and this all affects the way people create and consume music. Some of my favorite tracks have very long intro’s, but that’s slowly disappearing.