Goldroom teams up with Mereki on his tropical new jam, “Only You Can Show Me.”
Only Goldroom can cure our SoCal winter blues. (It’s going to rain in L.A. tomorrow, guys! Actual rain!) The Los Angeles producer’s sun-soaked latest is “Only You Can Show Me,” a thick slice of tropical disco that relies on bongo drums and the vocal talents of L.A. singer Mereki. Unlike the aquatic lyrics of “Fifteen,” the track revolves around Mereki’s title hook. She pulls multiple shades of emotion out of the simple line, the melody rising into a question mark and landing again with confidence.
Listen to Goldroom Featuring Mereki’s “Only You Can Show Me” after the jump.
With less of a pop structure, the song’s a showcase for Goldroom’s evolving production style, the island percussion sharing space with a hefty synth library and thumping house drums. The track never gets too comfortable, blasting laser show keyboards through the breakdowns and leaving the drum work in full display to open and close the song. Goldroom will have the chance to keep showing us something new next week, when the producer will head to Austin’s SXSW music festival for a handful of live dates — no word if he’s bringing his diva crew.
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