Johanna Samuels – ‘Golden Gate’

Johanna Samuels shares new single ‘Golden Gate’

Golden Gate - Johanna Samuels
Johanna Samuels image via David Simon Dayan

LA’s Johanna Samuels today shared her new single, ‘Golden Gate,’ off her forthcoming new album Bystander, due out June 23rd (Jealous Butcher Records).

Produced by Bonny Light Horseman’s Josh Kaufman, Johanna Samuels’ latest effort is a wistful track that steadily builds to captivating heights.

“This song is a true quarantine artifact,” she explains. “I was playing and writing frequently in that period and I fell in love with the chords and song structure. I was really blocked when it came to the words that were wanting to come out. I felt very disconnected. I knew I wanted it to have some Dylan Rodrigue life breathed into it. He is one of my all-time favorite writers in Los Angeles right now. He wrote the lyrics extremely quickly and wildly enough it was about exactly what I thought it was about: dissociation, numbness, and weightlessness in the darkness.”

Stream ‘Golden Gate’ at all DSPs here; pre-order Bystander here.

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