There are a lot of times when we feel that there is something stopping us from being who we want to be. The Golden Hour understands this and brings a realisation of what it is to our ears with ‘Memoirs of a Future I’. Through the single, he forms a connection between his past and present self that makes the picture of life seem clearer.
The single draws on his own musings of life and the musical project itself was born from personal struggles. While using his own experiences, he takes listeners on a nostalgic journey through life while filling you with a sense of connection. If you need a song that is reflective with a heavy hit of synths, this is the one for you.
‘Memoirs of a Future I’ hits you with the synths from the first second. While they pop and zing around you, they form this neon well of sound that has a lightly bubbling feeling to it. This might seem a little at odds with the rather heavy concept of the track but the layered approach actually highlights the musings of the lyrics. There are a few layers of synths that merge and whirl around each other to form a solid thread of music. As this thread wraps around your brain, it draws you through the thoughts and contemplations while providing you with an endless forward movement.
The vocals continue the retro hit you get from the synths as they hazily vibrate over the music. The lyrics are so easy to relate to as they detail emotions we have all felt at some point. As they do this, they also create a bridge between the emotions of the past and present. This meeting of emotions gives you a boost of positive energy and hope for a brighter future. This is highlighted by the twinkling lines of synths in the melody. The vocals have a reflective vibe to them as they consider emotions, memories and what the future holds.
The Golden Hour hits out with waves of layered synths, 80s-inspired vocals and a search for answers in ‘Memoirs of a Future I’. While the music and lyrics have a searching feeling, there is a sense of emotional connection laced into them. This combines with the vocals to help you see the bigger picture of the world and how life can become better in the future.