After dropping the buzzy tune “Do You Think About Me? (ft. MTNS)” last month, Brisbane heavyweight Golden Vessel returns with his next offering — the hazy, glistening new single “Never Know,” premiering exclusively on Billboard.
Featuring dreamy vocals and guitar from brother/sister duo Lastlings, the track — the second from his upcoming debut EP Before Sleep — came to fruition after Golden Vessel (a.k.a. Max Byrne) became a fan of the Gold Coast group, comprised of Amy and Josh Dowdle, last year. Enticed by Amy’s vocals as well as Josh’s guitar work (an instrument he was never able to play well himself), the budding producer visited their family home in the Hinterlands to craft the track together.
“The lyrics for ‘Never Know’ came together really quickly and naturally. They’re a mixture of some I already had written and some new ones I came up with that day,” Amy tells Billboard. “For us, the track paints a picture of those times when there’s a thought or recollection replaying in your mind, but the memory is so faded and vague that you start adding different conclusions to a story and get a bit disconnected from what actually happened.”
Adds Max, “I think I was channeling that beautiful drive out to Amy & Josh’s home into the song; windows open, cruising down long windy roads on a warm summer’s day, through the beautiful lush Queensland landscape.”