Production team Golden Aquarians has released their debut single “High Enough” today. Sonically, the track fuses sounds of the duo’s adopted home of New York City and their Texan roots, blending sampled beats, chopped synths and layered vocals with ethereal pedal steel guitar performed by Eric Swanson (Israel Nash).
“‘High Enough” speaks to the desire to break out of all of it,” says Golden Aquarians when asked about the song. Adding “We will continue using our own voices as loud as we want to fight for justice and humanity. We will continue to fight against racism in all its heinous forms. And until the spread of this virus ceases, we will continue wearing our fucking masks so WE CAN see the other side.” The song is available via Bandcamp and can be purchased HERE, with all proceeds being donated to The Loveland Foundation which helps to provide access to therapy to communities of color, especially Black girls and women.
Helmed by Texas-born musicians/producers Sarah Jaffe and Roberto Sanchez, Golden Aquarians has also released the incredible music video for “High Enough,” directed and animated by creative director and GFX artist Dani Okon. The cut – which premiered today via BlackBook Magazine – can be viewed HERE and features Jaffe and Sanchez as 32-bit characters in a side-scrolling video game adventure complete with dragons, fireballs, monsters, and interstellar travel.