The folk-pop singer-songwriter Gildor writes songs with an enchanting timeless quality. Drawing on influences such as JJ Cale, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and Nick Drake, Gildor proves that breezy melodies, reflective lyricism and a warm, organic live sound are qualities that still remain equally as captivating today.
The Dutch artist today introduces himself to UK audiences by sharing his single ‘Thinking Back’ along with its official video. ‘Thinking Back’ provides the first taste of his debut album ‘Silent River’, which will follow later this year.
Who were your musical influences growing up?
Grateful Dead, JJ Cale, CSN, John Mayer, Jack Johnson
Tell us about your new single Thinking Back…
“It’s about reminiscing on good ol’ times, that I’m sure we all know in one way or another. For me it encompasses careless days of summer out in the countryside in France. Growing up alongside friends, wondering how it could ever be any other way. But life is long and often turns out not to go as you would’ve imagined, and that might just be the beauty of it.”
What can you tell us about your new album ‘Silent River’ coming out this autumn?
It’s an easy going, bright record. Like a river flowing from Summer into Autumn. The songs are rather personal and intimate, dedicated to different people around me. At the core I guess it’s just love, that had to wait a hell of a long time to bloom.
Describe your music in 3 words
Warm, flowing, acoustic
If you could collaborate with any other artist – who would that be?
Jim James (My Morning Jacket)
Where do you get your inspiration from when writing songs?
Mostly going out into nature and traveling. And of course in different relationships with people.
If you had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?
Have you got any gigs coming up?
Only in the Netherlands: 30-9-2022 in Kargadoor and 2-2-2023 in Tivolivredenburg for now
By Siân Parker