The Golden Age
Released On: Mar 15, 2013
Released By: Interscope Records
Written and produced by Woodkid, The Golden Age is a 14-track set that includes the lead single "I Love You," released earlier this year. With The Golden Age, we follow the life and loves of a young boy as he grows into manhood and ultimately reaches a tragic end. Says the singer-songwriter-keyboardist-producer of his soaring, often orchestral songs: “I want people to feel like heroes when they hear my music.” This creative ambition and artistic freedom has allowed Woodkid to make a unique sounding and powerful album that is about "that time of passage between adolescence and adulthood, into that confusing hyper-reality.”
According to NME magazine “his debut, is full of the multi-instrumentalism, Antony Hegarty vocals and super-clean production.” The Sunday Times finds “intense songs paired with magnificent visuals” on the album whereas The Sun describes The Golden Age as epic as the promo for Born To Die [Woodkid] made for Lana last year”. The Clash Magazine classifies “this painfully impeccable solo debut” by Woodkid as a “mosaic…soaring from alien-movie soundtracks to the show tunes of Rufus Wainwright or Elton John” that “is an utterly grandiose project, incorporating organ, church bells, Taiko drums, timpani, brass, strings, woodwind – a fully orchestral work, bravely centering on Woodkid’s voice.”
Watch the official video for the first single off the album, "I Love You."
Woodkid's I Love You – Remixes EP features the single, a remix featuring Angel Haze, and remixes of the single by Pharrell and Brodinski.