The wonderfully talented Elisabeth Lopez returns this year with a stunning new single set to smash its way into your daily life for the better. Empty Gold is a gorgeously well crafted song, you get an immediate sense of emotion and professionalism in equal parts as it emerges. Elisabeth’s voice is powerful, even during those gentler moments. Perhaps more importantly though, the melody and the lyrics here seem completely fresh. The song has the makings of pop classic, but it’s also much more alternative than you might expect. The music feels complex and incredibly organic in some ways. You can feel the big-band sound – the electric guitar, the thickness of the drum-line, the additional elements that make up the soundscape – it all gives off this sense of rising intensity, the sort that would likely mesmerize during a live show.
From a songwriting perspective, as stated earlier – the track has something totally unusual about it. The subject matter is technically relatable, but the way the artist has approached it is incredibly original. It’s refreshing to listen to, captivating, and the melody and supporting musicality make certain to give the whole thing a heavy and addictive quality. And it is, totally addictive. Easy to listen to three or four times in a row.
The concept, the arrangement of the lines, the evolution of the melody. This is something I’d be happy to hear across radio stations. It’s also something you can categorically turn up loud and escape within. The raw passion and energy that Elisabeth brings to the song is infectious, motivational even, and the finish production-wise gives everything the power it needs to strike hard.
Empty Gold is a stylish new release and fuses elements of pop with those of a notably more rock-inspired aura. The result is something that ticks a whole lot of boxes. It’s a pleasure to hear new music from Elisabeth Lopez, and what’s more – this is undoubtedly a stand out song for 2018. Absolutely worth a download and I look forward to hearing what the future holds.