It might be debatable but Golden Richards began at the midnight showing of Enter The Dragon several years ago. Gil Golden met Billy Richards and started bonding over mutual interests including Farrah Fawcett and Bruce Lee; thus, the idea of Golden Richards was unconsciously conceived. Add Maryann Magic and Henry Western to the mix and you have a powerful foursome bringing an old-school pop-rock vibe to contemporary power-pop songs. The latest addition to their well-received repertoire is ‘C’mon C’mon (The Makeout Song)’.
Produced at Donna Is Cool Studios, the Chicago-based quartet combine powerful melodies with engaging lyricism. Following the alternative rock tribute track ‘Zach Attack’, ‘C’mon C’mon (The Makeout Song)’ is bright, jovial and filled with bubblegum pink candyfloss. Upbeat and bouncy, the new track has a head-bopping, toe-tapping vibe reminiscent of Weezer and Wheatus. The thing is, while the single certainly nods to the body-moving pop-rock bands of the 90s, it also has an old-school innocence in its inspiration and execution.
Looking at issues of relationships, heartache and desire, ‘C’mon C’mon (The Makeout Song)’ is “…about seeing the one that got away on the beach in summer and wanting to get back together.” The nostalgic reflection is heard in the heartfelt lyricism, but the upbeatness of the melody enhances sensations of joy within the profound song. While the catchy chorus and addictive harmonies are infectious, it is the sentimentality of the tune that is engaging.
Not described as a “novelty song”, Golden Richards bring us big, boisterous and energetic sounds in ‘C’mon C’mon (The Makeout Song)’. I can easily see this being part of the soundtrack to some coming-of-age film like Grease or….um, Grease 2.