Albert Gold sits in a lineage of wry, observational songwriting that could only come from the UK.
Putting a 21st century spin on this, the Hackney-based artist is continually looking outwards, continually exploring fresh territory.
Matching gossamer electronics against lush instrumentation, Albert Gold is a real talent - one to sit alongside Metronomy, perhaps, or even Jessie Ware.
New cut 'Don't Let Me Go' drops on April 15th, and it's a remarkably infectious introduction. Controlled, assured songwriting, it finds beauty in darkness.
Albert Gold explains: "I co-wrote 'Don't Let Me Go' with Sacha Skarbek when I was in a dark place, but after finishing the song it's helped me to deal with a lot of the pain and heartbreak I was feeling at the time. It's definitely a therapy song for me."
Check it out now.
Catch Albert Gold at London's Sebright Arms on April 12th.