The opening track to John Gold's "A Flower in Your Head" kicks off with a piano line accented with thick fuzzy instruments, and a clear and audible vocal piercing through all other production. The sound is exciting, well mixed, and is an interesting combination of pop aesthetics mixed with an attention to vocals typically found in Alternative / singer-songwriter pieces. The style is somewhat similar to that of Josh Ritter.
The next track (entitled 'Thursday') dips into a bigger and deeper idea with a pace that changes up flows.
The following track (entitled: 'Baby It's Your Life') kicks the production up a notch with rich layers of strings leading the instrumental arrangement. A driving kick drum and bass provide the backbone for this classical sounding pop embellishment.
"Honeymade" provides a melancholy backdrop for an introduction into digital sounding blips and sounds once again accompanied by strings that become urgent. The lyrics in this track are also notably gripping, as they seem to follow an emotion linearly from conception to nostalgia.
Altogether "A Flower in Your Head" is carefully produced ear candy, and a very self aware pop album.
"A Flower in Your Head" by John Gold is available via his Bandcamp page.