The Golden Hour

The modern era of music has given way to enigmas and artists of all shapes and forms, shattering the norm of what have come to expect as far as what an artist truly is. None have approached it quite like The Golden Hour, an artist that epitomises the essence of the modern era. A multi-talented musician, The Golden Hour is orchestrated by Matteo Zandonella Bolco, bringing Retrowave Synth-pop music into the world by his desire to motivate, inspire, and comfort his audience while spreading love and joy to all who hear it.
As his father traveled the world for work, Matteo consequently moved from country to country growing up, carrying with him a longing for a sense of home. There were few times he felt as hopeful as when his focus turned toward the future. While his heart always had an affinity for music, he was swept in many directions before turning pain into purpose and lessons into studio sessions. After needing to express in greater depth, this passion was concentrated into The Golden Hour.

In creating music directly from the reflections of his experiences, The Golden Hour has developed a songwriting style that is transparent, daring, and full of hope. While the songs are fun, they are multifaceted, holding many more serious undertones than at first listen.
These songs push the boundaries of perception while inspiring and driving listeners to introspective conversations. Each piece is its own discussion, designed to turn memories and even sorrows of the past into light for the days ahead. 

The Golden Hour is influenced by a wide array of musical talent, though accredits pivotal influences in his music to The Midnight, FM84, Timecop 1983, NINA as well as The Cure, New Order, U2, and Blink 182. In addition to its 80’s influenced Retrowave Pop style, music is emboldened with a sense of “Natsukashii,” a Japanese term roughly translating to

'nostalgia for a past that never was.'

The Golden Hour released his debut album titled “Lives like the City” on november 2022, showcasing the depth of his lyricism in a unique piece of musical artistry. With a blend of authenticity, nostalgia, and outright delicious sound, there are many stories yet to be artisanally transformed by The Golden Hour. Beyond the bright style that sets this work apart from contemporaries, a way to new expression is being paved. It may not be the music that ‘changes the world,’ but it certainly is the music that will change the people of the world.