Melbourne, Australia’s Gossling (singer/songwriter Helen Croome), shares ‘Never Expire’ (out now via Polydor), a bewitchingly surprising pop number, lifted from her impressive debut album ‘Harvest of Gold’.
Before writing ‘Harvest of Gold’, Gossling was determined to “get lonely and depressed”, exiling herself to Tasmania…Instead, she found herself watching television and tuning in daily to the non-adventures of Big Brother…Instead she went back in the familiar surroundings of Melbourne, where those songs quickly began taking shape. Helen recalls: “I didn’t really let myself get to a relief moment of, ‘Phew, I’m on the right path, because I was worried that if I did that I’d stop trying. I really wanted to push myself until the very day I had to go into the studio – and even then I was still writing.”
Harvest of Gold was recorded in May 2013 at The Shed Studios in Canterbury, VIC, with producer John Castle (Vance Joy, Washington). Helen – who switched her psychology/sociology studies at university to a Bachelor of Music (Composition) – wanted to capture her new songs in their full technicolour. “I love cinematic stuff,” she says. “My heart is in that style. I didn’t want to lose that.”
“It’s something that’s really fun to me: composing all the instruments and fleshing out the parts,” says Helen of this record’s creation. “This record, I’m incredibly proud of it. I pinch myself regularly, realising it’s done, and wondering how the hell did I pull it off?”