Directly following his recent release Air Conditioned Gypsy its successor finds the alias of actor, writer, and musician Alexander Gold applying his Midas touch for 3 ½ minutes of harmonies and vintage guitar tones… With a little help from XTC’s Andy Partridge. Inspired by a tale of fate, changing fortunes and finding yourself at a time when the odds are seemingly stacked against you; Golden Number is a song about luck, just when it feels like it’s all running out. Alexander AKA Darling Boy spoke with The Fountain about the reception to the new single as well as his willingness to perform live soon (even in your bog).
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Golden Number?
It’s been fantastic! I knew as soon as it fell out it was something special and so far people are really connecting with it – who knew it would inspire a beer of the same name on the other side of the world in such a short space of time, for example? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – it was the universe that was responsible for this one, it’s got a purpose. I’m just the messenger boy.
TF: How would you sum it up in one sentence?
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this single release?
Keep making the most of the weird opportunities it’s presenting. 2020 is a really good time to be alive, if you know how to use it.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
Right now, any venue. Any venue at all. I’d play in your upstairs bathroom if it meant a live performance again. Fancy booking me for your bog? I’m cheap!