Woodkid - 'The Golden Age'

He's worked with Lana Del Rey and Kendrick Lamar, but what's his debut like?

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  • Release Date 18 Mar, 2013
  • Record Label Island
6 / 10
Yoann Lemoine directed Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die’ video, was nominated for the Best Music Video Grammy for his single ‘Run Boy Run’ and had his song ‘Iron’ sampled by Kendrick Lamar. Dude’s got credentials. This, his debut, is full of the multi-instrumentalism, Antony Hegarty vocals and super-clean production that have made the 29-year-old Parisian’s name. A lot of it is quite earnest, dealing with subjects like rejecting the mainstream (‘Run Boy Run’) and, on ‘I Love You’, unrequited love. The pretty piano lines on the likes of ‘Boat Song’, however, are delicate and impressive.

Kurt Murphy

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