Gossling is producing immutable tracks fit for heartbreak and the good times.
When you hear the name Gossling, you probably connect it to the voice that was featured in a 360 song a few years ago. However, there’s a whole lot more to the Melbourne-based singer-songwriter. I intend to take you down the rabbit hole and into the exciting world and vocal quirkiness that is Helen Croome.
Gossling was chosen as an artist to watch in 2014 by the likes of Elle, Esquire, Buzzfeed, TheFourOhFive and the Austin American-Statesman. Along with having tracks from her 2013 debut album, Harvest of Gold, appearing on US TV Shows like American Horror Story, Offspring, Gossip Girl, Nashville and Graceland. This makes it obvious that her quirky sound is working and gaining momentum on a worldwide scale.
As an act, Gossling seems multidisciplinary, reflective and vibrant. Electric strings harmonize with her voice to uplift the folk roots of many of her tracks, adding a unique Australian inflection. With a mid-sized indie crowd, it can be very hard to feel and sound real. For Gossling, it seems elementary. Her current developments seem settled around her 2013 debut album.
With multiple re-releases featuring a variety of live performances, commentaries, and remixes from some strong producers, Gossling has been able to keep her debut record alive and powerful. This seems indicative of her style- effectively paced with a perfectionistic bent.
In her e-book (Also titled Harvest of Gold) this steadiness of production is emphasized. The opening paragraph of the e-book puts into perspective just how hard working she had been prior to the release in finding her feet as an artist.
“I’ve put off making my debut album for quite some time really. I’ve always known that I’d only get one chance to make my debut album so I needed to make sure that I knew exactly who I was as an artist before attempting to make it. It took me three EP’s before I finally felt the confidence and maturity to create an album” – Gossling
The core of her sound seems set in her voice, and in the confidence she can project into her high, string set tracks. There’s a fragility to her voice that she does not share in her personality and it serves to engulf her softer sound in passion and drive. Her stance towards the publication of Harvest of Gold suggests it may be a while before we see more- but that isn’t necessarily bad. There’s still a lot of replay value in what’s out there, and for some artists a longer lead time can create polish and comfortability. With this, comfortability comes confidence.
Harvest of Gold is available on iTunes.
※ Liam Barr, with the help of Jesse Forde