From the opening verse, Golden Ones’ powerhouse lead vocals firmly grab the listener’s attention and don’t let go on “Ain’t Nothin Better”. When backed by the boisterous drums and guitars, this makes for an incredibly dynamic listen, but that isn’t all.
The song’s concept is about riding a high of blissful, radiant infatuation with a significant other, and those inescapable vocals serve to further this lyrical idea. The subject of the song must be a damn fine individual, the performance implies, and one whose attention is well worth holding.
As the first lead single to the band’s upcoming debut album, “Ain’t Nothin Better” gives fans plenty to rock with while waiting for release day. By keeping the lyrics short and sweet, the hearty 4:40 runtime affords plenty of space for riffs, choruses, and guitar solos to beef up the experience beyond the average lead single.
Like the song recording, the music video sets subtlety aside, going full blast with a set and lighting that drenches everything in hot pink and glitter. It looks and feels just like candy, and it helps reinforce the band’s bold, fun, and sexy image while playing up the glam rock influences that take a prominent role in Golden Ones’ artistic DNA.
In addition to establishing a signature style, the video also does a fine job conveying what a live Golden Ones show is like. That’s important for a group that has made its name on such performances but has not ventured much outside of Tulsa yet. In fact, the band’s Oklahoma City debut was just last night at ACM@UCO Performance Lab in Bricktown.
There are already a few more shows slated for Tulsa in the coming months as the quartet ramps up to its album release, so be sure to catch one at this exciting juncture of the band’s career. Details can be found in the promotional poster below.
It’s common knowledge that glitter is prone to getting all over the place and is hard to clean up, but in the case of Golden Ones, this is the kind of party indulgence that rock fans won’t mind lingering after the show is over. It’s shiny and extravagant, and when in front of a spotlight, it’s clear that it was destined to dazzle.
aka Jarvix, the Chief Executive Weirdo of Make Oklahoma Weirder. His out-of-the-box music coverage has been published by the Oklahoma Gazette, KOSU, and The Oklahoman among others. He also makes DIY music as a solo multi-instrumentalist live looper in his spare time.