Debut album highlights youthful spirit

If you’re still feeling a bit of a drag from midterms, Gold Motel’s debut album “Summer House” will surely help boost your mood.

Gold Motel has released an album that exemplifies a vibrant tone and youthful melodies.  Inspired by simple pleasures and whimsical beauty, the tracks from this album are quaint and purely enjoyable.

Singer-songwriter Greta Morgan began her music career independently, known as The Hush Sound, after a lifetime of singing.

In 2009, she joined efforts with Matt Schuessler, Adam Kaltenhauser and Eric Hehr, who had previously been refining their musical ambitions in Chicago.

Since the beginning, they have continued to develop a successful name for themselves, touring nationwide independently and alongside Hellogoodbye and Farewell Continental.

They are spreading their vibrant sound through each song and gaining popularity every step of the way.

Instrumental tinkering and refreshing vocals set a foundation for many of the songs on this album.

Rhythms that could be expected from the ‘60s unite warm uplifting tones with the contemporary indie-rock genre.

Greta’s warm vocals embrace a vibrant, rich tone that compliments a delicate array of instrumental balance. This respects the easygoing, laidback message that this band portrays.

The track “Fire After Midnight” has a buoyant, lifting tone that will have you lost in a sea of rhythmic abundance, all while absorbing a rich array of harmonious lyrics.

It sounds as if it was produced with the careless freedom of a child while maintaining maturity and devotion.

On the other hand, the track “Who Will I Be Tonight” is a rich collaboration of angelic sophistication drenched in heartfelt emotion. Even though this track has a slower tempo, it still maintains the warm feeling that this album offers by staying true to its musical roots and genuine sound.

Every track sustains Gold Motel’s sound while maintaining a diverse selection of emotional experiences. As a young band, they have already accomplished so much in their debut album.

This joyous album is one you don’t want to miss out on. Tune into KSLC 90.3 FM to experience what Gold Motel has to offer.

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Brinn Hovde
/KSLC Music director
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