Goldmyth | Triptych Review
by Bea Willis
Goldmyth is a singer, harpist, and producer making indie pop music with her band in Provo, Utah. Goldmyth is the stage name for Jenessa Smith, who grew up putting off her classical lessons in favor of writing melancholy pop songs, and now her glimmering harp chords are underpinned by lo-fi beats. Goldmyth’s debut EP, Faded Dream, featured her music as a blend of her voice and harp with layers of synth and percussion. With a string of new singles and videos, she has also been busy touring with her band, opening for artists like Muna, Kacy Hill, and Tops, and just coming off a festival with Phoebe Bridgers and Mac DeMarco. Her music has seen recent placements with VSCO, Toyota, and HBO’s original, The Sex Life of College Girls, and an upcoming placement on Showtime’s I Love That For You with Vanessa Bayer. This year, she will continue to record and self-produce her debut album and tour with her band, including the UMS in Denver, this summer. In addition, Goldmyth is releasing her latest single, “Triptych.”
“Triptch” opens with an interesting and catchy synth figure that the song develops around. Goldmyth has a warm, pleasant voice with a tinge of fragility. The song deftly employs various techniques to make the music grow. The band has an earthy sound and a knack for coaxing warmth into their instruments. The lyrics are written to tell a story and capture your attention. All of this combines to yield a successful outing for Goldmyth.
Goldmyth is creating music with a broad appeal, her beautiful voice is hauntingly charming, and the band supports her with style and respect. In addition, the single is accompanied by an outstanding video, which should pull even more fans in for Goldmyth.
Release Date: June 24, 2022
About the author
With an unwavering passion for music that began at the tender age of five, I embarked on a journey of self-expression through the piano, later expanding my repertoire to the guitar and the art of singing. As a seasoned performer in cozy coffee shops and harmonious choir ensembles, I've immersed myself in the diverse tapestry of musical genres, seeking to uncover the intricate qualities that strike a chord within our souls.
Beyond my personal experiences, my journalistic pursuits have led me to explore the stories and inspirations behind the melodies we hold dear. As a music journalist, I aim to delve into the heart of each composition, shedding light on the creative minds that have shaped the soundscape of our lives.
In my downtime, you can find me serenading my loyal canine companion with heartfelt tunes on the guitar or indulging in retail therapy to enhance my ever-growing wardrobe. Songwriting holds a special place in my heart, and I yearn for the day when I can share my creative talents with the world. Until then, my passion for uncovering the emotional power within music continues to drive my insightful reviews and analyses, as I journey through the rich landscape of melodies that move us.