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Lila Gold’s sound echoes the past while having one foot planted five minutes into the future. There’s an air of edge that clings to her, shining through in her new single ‘Happy Idiot’, a song she wrote with a shadow over her back, a flighty and restless weight.

With previous single ‘Loveless’ a resonating force of dystopia and bittersweet hooks, gaining both triple j Unearthed and online critical acclaim, she now unleashes her next track ‘Happy Idiot’, co-written with L.K. McKay, produced by Tremelokid and L.K. McKay (Tkay Maidza) with mixing by Geoff Swan (Charlie XCX, Grimes, Chvrches). One listen to ‘Happy Idiot’ reveals a private universe both surreal and whimsical, capturing the moody and insecure mixed emotions which resonate with Gen Y. The single is fueled with cold digital circuits which all might come ‘unhinged’ if not for the insidious melodic candy the song has in spades.

“I think I sound a bit kooky and crazy in the recording, I love that the most. It’s unsettling as much as it is hypnotic and melodic. It’s about the perpetual pursuit and navigation of seeking intimacy, validation and amusement as millennials and the disillusion that warps and wraps around us sometimes.” – Lila Gold

Lila Gold will bring her very own brand of art pop to the live stage tomorrow night, performing live at Public Arts in New York for Popshop NYC alongside WAFIA and Charlotte OC. Revealed overnight, Lila Gold has locked in another show at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere on Wednesday 27 March with Maria Lyn and Von.

Raised between Sydney and NYC, her musical aesthetic blends equal parts of both a mystical, playful nature and the honesty of a raw NYC disposition, giving her uniqueness beyond the realm of pop de jour.

L.G invites the listener into another shimmering layer of her musical cosmos, exposing the hushed chaos of emotions. Sharing mysterious desires and curious thoughts, this young starlet crystallises her artistic voice with one thing perpetually clear — Lila Gold is one to keep on your radar.


Fri 22 Mar | Public Arts | New York, NY | Popshop NYC: Wafia, Charlotte OC & Lila Gold
Wed 27 Mar | Elsewhere | Brooklyn, NY | PopGUN Presents: Maria Lyn, Lila Gold & Von