Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Scott Goldbaum drops his single/music video, “Mourning Coffee,” the second single lifted from his upcoming debut solo EP, Protector, slated for release later this year.
Self-produced, Protector features lush string arrangements by Molly Rogers (Hans Zimmer, Game of Thrones), upright bass by Kaveh Rastegar (Sting, John Legend, Bruce Springstein), drums/percussion by Kiel Feher (Selena Gomez, Zella Day), and mixing from the famed Scott Gordon (Alanis Morissette, Alexi Murdoch).
On the subject of “Mourning Coffee,” Goldbaum says, the track is about “the distinction between codependency and partnerships that are chosen and decisively cared for while the world is falling apart around you.”
A celebrated musician and songwriter, Goldbaum’s credits include Sting, LAUV, Keith Urban, Skylar Grey, Charlotte Lawrence, and Maddie Poppe.
Prior to taking a five-year pause from releasing music, Goldbaum’s métier was providing “transient and breathtaking guitar work” (The Deli Magazine) as well as “beautifully textured vocals” (Indie Music Filter) both on stage and in the studio fronting his former bands Forebear, Wise Cub, and The Harm.
“Mourning Coffee” opens on light, swirling tones flowing into a shimmering, wistful indie-folk tune with hints of indie-rock-lite running through it. Goldbaum’s evocative voice imbues the lyrics with tender, haunting timbres.
“There was mourning / Coffee for my eyelids / Sunlight for your wounds / Almost calming and curious / Like any dawning is / That stretches into doom.”
Oh, so gorgeously wrought and brimming with atmospheric textures, with “Mourning Coffee,” Scott Goldbaum delivers a splendid song.
Upcoming tour date: December 2nd, Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles, CA.