I feel like John Mayer right now. No, I do not feel like a pretentious musical genius who may be the closest thing we have to a demigod when he is playing a guitar. But I do feel like I want to run through the halls of my high school and scream at the top of my lungs about how awesome Goldmyth is.
If you’ve ever seen me at any show, you know that I mostly just sit in the very back looking like I would rather be having a lobotomy than sitting through a concert. I look like the food critic from Ratatouille: half dead and completely unimpressed by anything and everything that comes across my plate. I usually do not move. This isn’t because I'm from that town in Footloose or because I hate joy. It’s mostly because I'm incredibly self conscious to the point of embarrassment by any outward expression of emotion in public. But you’re not my therapist (or maybe you are?), so I will spare you any further details.
But with Goldmyth, I threw all of that out the window. And by that, I mean I couldn’t help but sway back and forth with the catchy beats and every single instrument—vocals included—conspiring to give the sensation of flying or—when the tempo slows—floating. So instead of sitting in the back with my arms crossed, leaning against a wall with my best James Dean impersonation and having a look of disdain for the world, I was swaying back and forth while looking like I was texting, completely uninterested in the show because I was writing down ideas for this post in my phone before I forgot them.
And yeah, is that the bare minimum? Sure, but for me that is the equivalent of having my mind blown so much that I’m transported back to my childhood, tasting my mother’s ratatouille.
Oh, and that whole thing about the harp being rebranded? Goldmyth has a freaking electric harp. How cool is that? Just plucking away while making awesome indie pop music. I see your cello, The Happy Fits, and I raise you one harp.
I realize that this entire review I really only focused on how Goldmyth made me feel, and I hardly described the music. And that's because (1) I was so caught up in the experience of live music, and (2) you're just going to have to check out Goldmyth for yourself. Be on the lookout for her next single “Triptych,” out June 24.