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Cristovam - 'Golden Days'

by Thomas Bedward March 13, 2022

Cristovam - 'Golden Days'

The brilliant new single from rising star Cristovam, 'Golden Days' is brimming with warm sunny hues, reminiscing the easy-going spontaneity of being in your early 20’s.

Cristóvam is a singer/songwriter from Portugal. Born amongst the deep blue of the Atlantic and the lush green of the beautiful Azores islands, Cristóvam’s music shines with a warmth that you won’t find anywhere else. Growing up, Cristóvam was surrounded by music everywhere he'd turn - his grandfather was a true radio pioneer who started the second oldest radio of the Atlantic and left behind a massive record collection, which Cristóvam would regularly lose himself in.

His love for organic singer/songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Ray Lamontagne and indie folk artists including Angus & Julia Stone and Bon Iver is what inspires his music today. Blending these two worlds together, Cristóvam hopes to create something that is both authentic and raw, but with a modern twist.

Brimming with warm sunny hues, the new single “Golden Days” reminisces the easy-going spontaneity of being in your 20’s. Searching for a way to break the routine and light that spark once again, the song carries an airy and freeing energy, with an element of encouragement to live in the moment. Flourishing with jangly guitars and a hopeful melody, the chorus blissfully depicts the first days of Spring, with the singer expressing, “I think there’s a beautiful parallelism between Spring and youth and I’m hoping that we captured some of it in this song.”

Written in his home on Terceira Island, the artist recalls, “It was a sunny morning and the sunlight had this tonality that reminded me of an old photo I had from 2009. That photograph was taken on a holiday trip with a group of friends. We were all teenagers, some of us approaching 20 and going through that nostalgic feeling of reaching the twilight of your youth. I always think of that specific photo as the perfect representation of the golden days of mine.”

Cristóvam has seen success having won first prize in the 'Unsigned Only' category for the International Songwriting Competition 2018. The judge panel featured the likes of Tom Waits, Keane, Bastille and Lorde, among many others.Cristóvam has also won two International Portuguese Music Awards (Pop Performance and Song of the Year).

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