In February, Greys’ Shehzaad Jiwani released his first single under his new solo moniker Golden Drag. Today, he’s announcing the release of the project’s debut LP Pink Sky and sharing a new track “Caught Leaking Light” that’s hard not to hum immediately after listening.
As the title might suggest, this song glows just as much as it fades — or rather, leaks. “Everyone my age/ Maxed out at just OK/ Mouth moving non-stop/ With not a lot to say.” Over shaggy guitar riffs and bright poppy chords, Jiwani’s wry lyricism sneaks through, filling the song with ennui as he laments the tedium of early adulthood.
In a press release, Jiwani explained, “This was the first song that came together for Golden Drag with the goal of writing a tune that was simple almost to the point of being stupid, then fucking around with it in the studio to make it sit in its own space. It’s almost like a jingle, except it just has three verses, no chorus, and a Robert Fripp solo.”
“Caught Leaking Light” is a deceptively sunny-sounding tune that addresses the monotony of settling into a late 20s/early 30s routine—working at a job you hate, getting too drunk, waking up bummed out, and then doing it all over again. Check it out below.
Pink Sky is out 8/10 on Buzz Records and Japan’s Moorworks. You can pre-order it here.