Premiere: Higher Connection in Holy Golden’s Dreamy “Seven of Diamonds”

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Holy Golden wrap listeners in sweet, dreamy soundwaves in their heated and heartfelt “Seven of Diamonds,” a spiritual song of connection beyond life itself.
for fans of Tennis, Alvvays, and Warpaint

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We don’t need to believe in the supernatural or the occult to drench ourselves in Holy Golden’s allure: Their music does the work for us. The band wrap listeners in sweet, dreamy soundwaves in their new single “Seven of Diamonds,” a spiritual song of connection beyond life itself.

Photograph I have in my mind
I knew it once before
It got left behind
I’ve been trying to find you
Thin plastic photo frame
What’s someone to do
When they feel all alone
Sitting in their bedroom
Looking out the window
Stream: “Seven of Diamonds” – Holy Golden

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Seven of Diamonds,” the third single off Holy Golden’s upcoming EP, Sleepwalkers In The Milky Way (out October 26, 2018 via Wallflower Records). The prolific NYC duo of Leslie Schott and Andrew Valenti, Holy Golden met during a lunar eclipse and began their musical adventure together making “mythological mini-worlds” full of sonic wonder. They released their debut album Wax Castle in early 2017, an EP The Licking River later that same year, and their sophomore album Otherworld in February 2018. The duo’s knack for musical enchantment has mesmerized audiences around the country through two national tours and consistent live shows all about the East Coast.

Sleepwalkers In The Milky Way - Holy Golden

Sleepwalkers In The Milky Way – Holy Golden

Imagine Tennis, The xx, Alvvays, and Warpaint teamed up to make an ethereal jam – and then throw that image out of your mind: Sleepwalkers In The Milky Way asserts the very best of Holy Golden, highlighting their dream-pop / raw, lo-fi majesty.

I drew a seven of diamonds
Down from the deck I found on the shelf
I find it funny that I find you
In things you wouldn’t believe in
But if I came from your body
And will go to the earth you went back to
I know you know now
What I always saw in you

“‘Seven of Diamonds’ is a witchy dance track that would fit right in at a party at Dracula’s castle,” Holy Golden’s Andrew Valenti explains. “The song touches on the death of Leslie’s father and the mysteries of an afterlife. On tour last December, Leslie kept finding ‘seven of diamonds‘ playing cards. Every birthday is associated with a playing card, so out of curiosity we looked it up and found that seven of diamonds was Leslie’s father’s card. This mysterious feeling summed up in the line, ‘I find it funny that I find you, in things you wouldn’t believe in.’”

Playing in the driveway
I had my whole heart
It got thrown away
Then I put it back together
Hard to see the picture now
But I remember
Being on my own
Sitting in my bedroom
Looking out the window
Holy Golden © Dana Trippe

Holy Golden © Dana Trippe

Heated and heartfelt, “Seven of Diamonds” immerses listeners in a celestial mystique. It is a vision realized in musical form, a dream brought to life with passion and verve. Leslie Schott sings intimately into the microphone, her voice shaking with emotion as she captures the awe and wonder of connecting so deeply to someone beyond the physical realm.

It’s incredibly rare, especially in 2018, to find an act as talented and fertile as Holy Golden. In less than two years, the duo have already released two albums and two EPs, maintaining an impressively high quality of songcraft and production while working on themselves and blossoming as a band. Their forthcoming Sleepwalkers In The Milky Way EP promises to be yet another dazzling addition to their strong repertoire; look for it next Friday, October 26!

In the meantime, stream Holy Golden’s “Seven of Diamonds” exclusively on Atwood Magazine!

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