MOBO Award-winning songwriter, DJ, producer, visual artist and actor Goldie (MBE) recently announced he will release a new double album ‘The Journey Man’ on 16 June. The album comprises two parts, 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by Goldie. It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by him to help realise his vision for the album. ‘The Journey Man’ will be released through Cooking Vinyl and Goldie’s own record label, Metalheadz.
“In my music,” says Goldie “is everything I’ve learned, everyone I’ve met, everything I’ve experienced.” He has a unique story to tell. From children’s homes in the West Midlands through stints in New York and Miami as possibly one of the UK’s most celebrated exponents of graffiti art to rubbing shoulders with a list of musical collaborators including David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and KRS One, Goldie has always been one of a kind.
Goldie: “I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You’re drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It’s like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they’re all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I’m always inspired by great movie directors – people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson – and, if you think about it, it’s quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film.”
Collaborators on ‘The Journey Man’ album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series ‘Goldie's Band By Royal Appointment’ and later provided the vocals for Goldie’s 2012 single ‘Freedom’. Other featured vocalists on the album include Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, José James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie’s wife, Mika Wassenaar Price.
Goldie will be performing an exclusive, sold-out set of shows at London’s Ronnie Scott’s this Saturday and Sunday, where he will be performing with the Heritage Ensemble along with ‘The Journey Man’ vocalists Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Vanessa Haynes and Natalie Duncan.