Harpist, producer and singer Janessa Smith a.k.a. Goldmyth is a Utah native with a stream of shape-shifting singles. It’s easy to sink into Goldmyth’s music — her default vocal mode is an airy mid-range, gliding just above rubbery grooves and earworm-y bass lines. Her songs feel both washed-out and blissful, filled with malaise yet still musically vivid.
New from Goldmyth is a cover of “On Melancholy Hill” by Gorillaz, an idiosyncratic slow-burner drawn from the band’s 2010 album, Plastic Beach. Damon Albarn‘s slacker existentialism feels like somewhat of a kindred spirit for Goldmyth; in a statement that accompanied the cover’s release, she describes her discovery of the song: