Bursting out of the gates and into 2021, Darling BOY is not messing around, tackling the new year with a no-nonsense approach, Darling BOY aka. Alexander Gold has confirmed his first track of the year, one that’s filled to the brim with nostalgic and gritty guitar-pop.
Recorded at Warwickshire’s Vada Studios (Laura Mvula, You Me At Six, The Darkness), produced by Gold himself alongside Matt Terry (The Enemy) and mixed by Gethin Pearson (Kele, Charli XCX), ‘Tea Drinkers of the World’ finds Darling BOY allowing his music to do all of the talking.
Coming in at just under two and a half minutes, ‘Tea Drinkers of the World‘ is full of the nostalgic, gritty guitar-pop that we’ve come to know and love from Darling BOY; resulting in an anthem boasting a hook, worthy of the biggest of stages. With all distractions stripped away, ‘Tea Drinkers of the World’ shows Alexander Gold and his knack for quality, addictive songwriting; bounding with potential and ready to tackle the new year with all he has.
“I love that notion that once a song is out there it’s everyone else’s to make sense of. And why waste all that energy writing four verses, two bridges and a chorus when one line will do perfectly if you do it right?” – Darling BOY
It’s undoubtedly not too bold or brash a statement to suggest that Darling BOY is perhaps one of the most intriguing and precocious men in popular music today. Darling BOY is an entirely self-taught multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and actor. He’s starred alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the feature film London Town, playing The Clash’s drummer Topper Headon – and has more recently been named as the Musical Director of the smash-hit musical ‘All Or Nothing’ in London’s West End, having played Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan of Small Faces and The Faces.
To add even more to his long list of achievements, he’s also part of the United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra, been a guest of Dolly Parton in deepest Tennessee and has been asked to join two, (yes, two), of The Libertines main man Carl Barât’s bands. He’s been a member of Joey Ramone’s favourite band ever, got talked out of setting up a London squat by Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and been taken out for dinner by Moby. Gold also recently joined Supergrass’ Danny Goffey’s new band, switching between bass, guitar and drums.
Despite the highlights of his career so far, it’s creating music that spurs Alex on, and Darling BOY is the vehicle that finds him well and truly in the driving seat. One of the UK’s most promising rising solo artists, Darling BOY, has released a series of must-hear singles in 2020, with new single ‘Golden Number’ the unmissable latest addition.
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