Horace Gold’s “Lovefool” Is A Cute Foray Into Retro Pop: Listen To The Upbeat Track

Robbie Daw | October 19, 2015 4:42 pm

Occasionally, an unsigned talent comes to our attention and grabs our ears thanks to an irresistible pop gem that we feel the need to crow about here on Idolator. Such is the case with 22-year-old Horace Gold and his single “Lovefool” — which is not, as one might expect, a cover of The Cardigansseminal ’90s hit of the same name from the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack.

Rather, Gold’s “Lovefool” is a bouncy little number filled with ’60s-leaning melodies made up of guitars, piano, handclaps and Horace’s proclamation that, well, he’s in love with a lesbian. It happens.

“I wrote ‘Lovefool’ when I was 18 years old, right before I moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music,” Gold tells Idolator. “I originally wrote it from the standpoint of a gay dude being into his straight friend, like, ‘I think I’m in love with a straight boy’, as kind of a joke, because I was in a very stressful and angst-ridden place in my life — so the song was honestly a comic relief in my repertoire, and was written kind of just for fun. It wasn’t until I changed it over to ‘lesbian’ that I realized, ‘Oh shit, this is kinda dope’.”

Horace hails from Los Angeles and was raised in South Central along with his five other siblings. “I’d always sung with my family, but I wanted to write songs, too, so I started doing so around age 11 on my guitar,” he continues. “But it wasn’t until I was 14 that I really started writing songs that I was and still am very proud of.”

Gold says his full EP will be released for free in January, so there’s that to look forward to. And until that happens, you can give “Lovefool” a listen above, and download it (also for free) if you fancy.

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