After years of touring with a variety of other bands (Goldroom, The Moth and the Flame), LA-native Michael Goldman’s newest project NONA was inspired by the need to create something uncompromisingly true to himself. Employing a lush indie-rock tone complete with jangly surf guitars, Goldman’s rugged crooning bounces around melodically on his first single for the project, “Fathers Day.” Buoyant with its hooks but affectionately off-kilter enough in its melding of synths and grumbling riffs, the song marks a choicely unpolished rebirth for Goldman and his sound is all the better for it. Rooted in the kind of brash melodies and crisp percussion that The Shins first experimented with in their first run as Flake Music, our first preview of NONA has us graciously awaiting more.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FF78FF” class=”fistclass” size=”15″]”I just realized that everyone is a little lost–that gave me some solace in trusting my own opinions,” Goldman says of the song’s spotlight introspection. “For me, the song sheds some new light on my childhood and inspired some conflicting realizations about my last few months with my father.”[/perfectpullquote]