Sadler Vaden Shares ‘Golden Child’ Single & Announces 2020 Tour Dates
Following Anybody Out There? lead single “Next To You,” “Golden Child,” — which premiered on The Boot — kicks off with a simple and yet catchy riff. “That riff is so dumb,” Vaden told The Boot. “It’s just so dumb, but ‘Rocky Mountain Way’ is dumb, too, you know? I was just practicing different inversions of the C chord on the guitar, so I started down there, then I came up here, and then I went up there. That’s the riff.”
The tune also sees the guitarist teaming up with his Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit bandmate Denny DeBorja, who lays down some crunchy Wurlitzer. Vaden spoke to The Boot about the subject matter of the song.
“I chose to write about this person who’s been very privileged, who’s had that kind of upbringing, but is trying to exist as a person who wants you to know he or she doesn’t have everything. They’re trying to fit in with people who didn’t grow up with all of these things. It’s like the perils of having all this privilege — that’s kind of what the song is about to me.”
Vaden also announced a handful of dates to go with his hometown album release show at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge on March 7. Vaden will then head to South Carolina with concerts in Charleston and Columbia. While the scheduled dates wrap up on April 11 in Atlanta, more dates are forthcoming.
Stream “Golden Child” below: