At a time when people are separated by lockdown, divisive politics and culture wars, LA-based singer-songwriter GoldFord’s ‘Walk With Me’ is emerging as a powerful anthem of togetherness. Regardless of our current situation, it’s a potent reminder that a little togetherness can be invaluable as we wait for these times to pass. LISTEN HERE.
GoldFord’s simple yet soothing message hits home from the very beginning. Reminiscent of both Sam Cooke and Sam Smith, GoldFord’s soul-pop vocals and the gospel backdrop make an immediate impression as he sings:
“Walk with me
I’ll walk with you
Down these troubled roads
We’ve stumbled into
We’re all in this thing together
We’re gonna make it through”
GoldFord and AG (Christina Perri, Aloe Blacc) wrote ‘Walk With Me’ during the early stages of lockdown, which also made the recording of the song a challenge. GoldFord and the backing vocalists had to social distance while recording their parts, while the instrumental parts were all completed remotely.
“I wrote ‘Walk With Me’ just as the world was coming undone,” says GoldFord. “If I could talk to myself right now, all that I would want to hear is that it’s going to be OK. It was one of those rare moments where you caught the emotion and the song wrote itself.”