Golden Vessel & rei so la Reminisce  “Jersey City” 

Indietronic pop

Photo: James Caswell

Aussie artist Golden Vessel partner up with Brisbane artist rei so la in new chill single “Jersey City.” It’s a laidback single that falls in the lo-fi side where Golden Vessel reminisces his time in Jersey City and the spontaneity surrounding it. With rei so la’s input, “Jersey City” transports you back to an irreplaceable moment in time filled with possibilities: 

Speaking of the track, Golden Vessel shared: “Kalem (reiso la) and I first wrote this song almost two years ago and was left sitting in this sort of weird middle ground where it wasn’t quite a Golden Vessel song or a rei so la song, so it didn’t have a home for a while, and we were very excited when bitbird asked to include it in their compilation. The song is about staying in Jersey City and being so close to New York that you just want to jump on the train the second you’re awake. Not that Jersey City isn’t nice at all, but there’s something really special about catching the PATH train and getting to Manhattan. And then staying out as late as possible before you have to catch the train back.”

rei so la added: “Maxwell and I came up with the idea for Jersey City not long before the world shut down and the idea of travelling became not so favourable. I’ve not had the chance to visit Jersey City, but I enjoyed imagining a world through the lens of Maxwell as he described his past experiences of being there. The songwriting process provided an opportunity to live in an idea for a brief moment and having a friend to share that excitement with is unmatched.”