Earlier this year, 21-year-old Goldie Vargas made her debut with “Strawberry Kisses.” Containing engaging guitar riffs and a dynamic production, the track captured Goldie’s “California cool” style and made for a solid introduction to her upcoming EP. Goldie has been working on this EP for the past two years with producer Adam Gurr with the focus of transporting listeners somewhere different, somewhere they can “feel less alone.” As she continues to prep us for the release of her EP, which is due out this summer, Goldie gives us its second single, “Moving in Reverse.”
Created during the first week of the pandemic, “Moving in Reverse” is a slow-burning, contemplative track. Over an atmospheric production, she entertains her fears by asking, “How can I be alright when I’m the only one inside?” and shares, “Days go by and I’m still trying to get towards the other side.” Even though the single bypasses huge choruses or dynamic hooks, it holds our interest with its yearning melodies and cathartic lyrics. You can check it out below.
Fans may be surprised to learn that after Goldie wrote and recorded “Moving in Reverse,” she let it sit for a year. Describing why she came back to it, she revealed,
“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.”
You can listen to “Moving in Reverse” on platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.