Goldie Vargas has today released her new single titled ‘Moving In Reverse’. An emotional soliloquy to the self, ‘Moving In Reverse’ is a perfect encapsulation for Goldies weathered angelic vocal style. Her feeling is captured like a person that has lived it. It’s a song that you can learn from and not merely listen to. Emotion set to a personalized soundtrack meant for you from someone who has been there and is offering a way out for yourself.
While the music may be soft, the meaning is within the subtle silence. The song may appear to waver into the background but, to be honest, that may be your introversion and reflection fading in. This song may have many meanings, but it will have only one for you, and that is yours to keep.
Written during the first week of the pandemic, “Moving in Reverse” is a cathartic emotional release. Over dreamy, atmospheric production, Goldie’s honeyed vocals unfurl as she poignantly describes the fear, isolation and uncertainty she was feeling: “Days go by and I’m still trying to find the way to get out alive / Days go by and I’m still trying to get towards the other side.”
After writing and recording “Moving in Reverse,” Goldie didn’t touch it again for an entire year. She explains what drew her back to the song: “It took a really mentally challenging period of my life to take me back to the final recording of the song where I discovered an entire new meaning in it. Everything I was going through with brain fog, anxiety and depression was being said through the song and communicated in such a clear way.”
Born and raised in Los Angeles, 21-year-old Goldie Vargas is the definition of California cool with her beachy, chill soundscapes, natural aesthetic and intimate lyricism. Influenced by the artists she listened to growing up — Stevie Nicks, David Bowie and Joni Mitchell, to name a few — Goldie started writing, playing and performing music at a young age.
Over the past two years, Goldie has been hard at work creating her debut EP with her producer Adam Gurr. “I want listeners to be transported to a different world where they can be their truest selves and feel whatever emotion they want to feel to the truest extent when listening to my music,” she says of her upcoming EP. “I want listeners to feel less alone, as if I took the words out of their own mind.”