We had the good fortune of connecting with GoldieLove and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi GoldieLove, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important lesson I have learned from being an artist is that there are so many more avenues to take in the music industry as a songwriter. I was very close-minded when I began writing music, thinking I needed to keep all the songs I wrote for myself. Thinking that since it was “my story”, I needed to be the one to communicate it to others. Another avenue I have found that I love is creating music for Sync purposes. Many publishing companies are looking for songs, that they own the licensing for, to be reimagined or repackaged for television or film purposes. In other words, don’t box yourself in to an original vision you had for yourself. Widen the scope and view all the possibilities!
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
Behind the scenes I am a goofy, dorky person wanting to make my friends laugh so hard they split their side. Not having the ability to hang out with them on a whim has been really hard. Being in the vocal booth is my favorite place lately to destress. The feeling I get while singing is unmatched by any other feeling in this world. Performing or displaying your art is the most vulnerable action you can do and it is not easy. I can only hope that my music helps others feel happiness or connection. We need a lot more of that in the world.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First, I would take them downtown to the Broad. While there, hit Santee Alley for some low-cost souvenirs. End the night at Two Bit Circus for some bites, drinks and games. Come back the next night to Cole’s French Dip for dinner, then drinks at the speakeasy style bar inside Cole’s called The Varnish to listen to some jazz and buy some expensive but delicious cocktails. Griffith Park is a definite must for a quick hike and then Griffith Observatory for the expansive views. Drive by the Scientology hub on our way to grab a bite at Mexican restaurant El Condor. The next day, take a tour around LA of my favorite murals – so much wonderful art here. End at Davey Wayne’s to go through the “secret” refrigerator door. On a Saturday, tour around Echo Park. Go on the pedal boats at Echo Park Lake. That night get ready for Funky Sole at The Echo, indoor/outdoor dance venue that plays all the best funk music. Mama’s Shelter in Hollywood is a great spot to end the week. Rooftop drinks, largest foosball table I have ever seen and ability to leave a handwritten note above the fireplace. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are many people that have motivated me when I needed it most but I will mention two. My lovely friend Taylor Crawford – who is an amazing singer and songwriter. When I was an Office Manager at a music school, she heard me sing and pushed me to do it more and more. She helped me find the confidence I needed to perform my own songs. The other would be my talented boyfriend, Alex Tirheimer who is a musician and producer. Over the years I have worked with many producers but nothing can compare to the magic Alex can make. He can take a spark of an idea and make a roaring bonfire in no time! Working with him has made me so much more confident in my abilities and taken me to places I have never thought I could go with music.
Photos by Ren D’Anelli and Taylor Crawford