On his new album, alleverydayeverything, the Brisbane/Meanjin artist Golden Vessel collaborates with Mallrat, Emerson Leif, Japanese Wallpaper, FELIVAND and many others. Despite the influx of external personnel, eee is an intimately personal record for Maxwell Byrne of Golden Vessel.
“I started alleverydayeverything early in 2020, and by then I had started to question a lot of things in my life,” Byrne said in a statement. “I was raised in the Christian faith and went to church regularly, but during that time I had begun this long and difficult process of rethinking what I had been taught and what I believed in. . It took me about a year to go through this process and at the same time I was working on this music, so it really bled into what I was writing.
Golden Vessel – ‘pockets full of rocks’
Golden Vessel’s Maxwell Byrne on Five Songs That Influenced ‘eee’
1. Fear Gorta – “Unnatural Thing”
My friend Rei So La showed me this song at the end of 2019. It’s completely underrated – has 10,000 Spotify plays and I’m probably 2000 – and it might be one of the best songs never made. Lyrically, I felt it captured everything I was hoping to say on my album and the recording is also very enjoyable.
I actually hit Fear Gorta after hearing this and he played slide guitar on the first track on the album, “funny”
2. Mallrat – ‘Blue Butterfly’
I am very lucky to have worked with Grace for the past five years. When she showed me this song, I cried. It’s so honest and personal and her writing and approach to being an artist has constantly inspired me.
3. Teebs – “Song of Atoms”
This has been my most streamed song on my Spotify Wrapped for the past two years in a row. It’s really soothing and beautiful and I’m sure it inspired my music sonically. But if not, it kept me grounded throughout the process.
4. Alex G – “Gretel”
My mind was blown the first time I heard this song. The mix between guitar and electronic production is fluid and his songwriting has recently been a big influence on me.
5. Nicolas – “Addict”
I found this song in 2018 and decided to bang Rutger [van Woudenberg, The Nicholas] do a session when I was in LA. Since that session, we have become very close friends and he has worked a lot on my last two albums. I’m glad I found this song because it really changed the trajectory of Golden Vessel.
Golden Vessel – ‘So Far’ (feat. Felivand)
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