The Golden Age
It’s impossible to fully understand the music of Polish-Franco pop culture phenom Woodkid without seeing some of his award-winning music videos. Both endeavours are complex, intricately stylised, and sharpened with bleak surrealism. Neither is easily classified. The spacious, gothic ballads on the The Golden Age were produced by Julien Delfaud (whose credits include Phoenix) and standouts like “I Love You” and “Run Boy Run” are certain to captivate fans of Gotye’s “Someone That I Used to Know.” And yet, the scope of Woodkid's vision seems broader than simply ascending international pop charts—his lustrous, imaginative music is a feast for the imagination.