‘Pockets of Gold’ is the new single release by Brighton-based Dutch singer-songwriter Lisa Nora.
Opening with rhythmic acoustic guitar, the track gradually introduces shimmering electric guitar tones, walking bass lines and steady percussion as the verse progresses.
A smooth transition into the chorus brings subtle yet effective harmonies, highlighting the infectious melody contained within.
Warm tremolo guitar work leads the listener through a musical interlude into a sing-a-long middle eight, before stripping back the instrumentation for the first few lines of the final chorus.
The familiar structural DNA of this song provides a bedrock which, when combined with the memorable melodies and enchanting harmonies, amount to a slice of country pop you’ll find yourself humming and whistling into the future.
Lisa’s voice suits this genre incredibly well, and it’s clear that she has found a sound which complements her own individual style, the result being a track which sounds like a release by a long established artist rather than a new act.