Goldwoman’s 2018 debut EP was well-received, dubbed “stunningly melancholic”. Known for her introspection, honesty and specificity, the artist behind the Goldwoman moniker, Rae Goldman, intends to have the same critical momentum carry over into her newest single “Midwest Ghost”.
At first listen, it’s clear that Brooklynite and New Jersey native Rae Goldman knows how to command a song with her vocals. There’s an intimacy to her single Midwest Ghost, which feels like a close friend playing an astonishing song for you and you alone. And while this track is pleasantly intimate, it also exudes confidence in both delivery and songwriting ability.
“Midwest Ghost details the songwriter’s almost-love story of meeting the right person at the wrong time. Its yearning lyrics, driven by piano and soaring vocals, create an intimate yet upbeat tune striving for that “someday, maybe” of it all— a catharsis that anyone may relate to.”
Where other artists under the “indie” umbrella may go quiet, Rae raises her willfully powerful vocals to accentuate her thoughtful lyrics. This may be a result of her classic training, which makes for a fine pairing with the metered and tension-building piano.
You can listen to Goldwoman’s genre-bending self-released “Midwest Ghost” below, and represent your newfound fandom with a Goldwoman bandana here.