Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Goldie Vargas is back with her second single, ‘Moving in Reverse,’ which follows her debut, ‘Strawberry Kisses.’ Both songs will be included on her upcoming EP, due out later this Summer.
Written during the first week of the pandemic, ‘Moving in Reverse’ is a cathartic emotional release. Over dreamy, atmospheric production, Goldie’s honeyed vocals unfurl as she poignantly describes the fear, isolation, and uncertainty she was feeling: “Days go by and I’m still trying to find the way to get out alive / Days go by and I’m still trying to get towards the other side.”
After writing and recording ‘Moving in Reverse,’ Goldie didn’t touch it again for an entire year. She explains what drew her back to the song: “It took a really mentally challenging period of my life to take me back to the final recording of the song where I discovered an entirely new meaning in it. Everything I was going through with brain fog, anxiety, and depression was being said through the song and communicated in such a clear way.”
Born and raised in Los Angeles, 21-year-old Goldie Vargas is the definition of California cool with her beachy, chill soundscapes, natural aesthetic, and intimate lyricism. Influenced by the artists she listened to growing up — Stevie Nicks, David Bowie, and Joni Mitchell, to name a few — Goldie started writing, playing, and performing music at a young age.
Over the past two years, Goldie has been hard at work creating her debut EP with her producer Adam Gurr. “I want listeners to be transported to a different world where they can be their truest selves and feel whatever emotion they want to feel to the truest extent when listening to my music,” she says of her upcoming EP. “I want listeners to feel less alone as if I took the words out of their own mind.”