Gold Motel’s second album self-titled Gold Motel is the perfect album for summer. The songs have a catchy pop sound and if it were released in the ‘60s, feels like it would have been well received then as well deserving of a nod now. The first track “Brand New Kind of Blue” has a driving beat that just makes you want to dance. Greta Morgan’s voice whisks you away on a ride in a convertible with the top down, speeding on a two-lane highway on a summer evening. Her voice is smooth and melodic and brings back memories of days gone by; of better times. After listening to the first song it’s hard to imagine having a care in the world.
Despite the nostalgic sound of the 60’s, the lyrics are up to date and fresh and never campy as much music from that era was. In “These Sore Eyes” it’s hard not to empathize with, “I go out alone every Saturday Night/I come home alone pretending it’s all right.” The songs and melody tug at your heart. After hearing the entire album and going through the spectrum of emotions that the vocal harmonies and arrangements take you, Gold Motel transports you to another place and time where things just seem simpler.
The final track, “Leave You In Love” talks about a romance ending not because she has moved on, she just moved away. It leaves the listener wanting to know what happened. Neither party changed, neither person moved on they just moved away. It’s so simple but so complicated and so real.
The band will be hitting the road next month in support of the release, including a July 21st date at Bowery Ballroom here in New York. All dates can be found HERE.
You can check out the first track we have made available to the world, which is “Musicians” and available via RCRD LBL.
Check out the video interview with Gold Motel here.
ALBUM OUT NOW!