So-Cal’s Fellow Robot are preparing to release their new album, The Robot’s Guide to Music Vol. 2 in early 2019. Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere the single, “Golden Man.”
Although The Robot’s Guide to Music is a concept album about artificial intelligence based on singer/songwriter Anthony Pedroza’s interest in science fiction, the music mixes elements of baroque pop and americana. Opening with tanpura and acoustic guitar, the song has an expansive warm feel. As drums and violins get added to the mix, you can hear influences of Arcade Fire and Andrew Bird. The song builds steadily to a climax of layered strings and ringing crash cymbals that sounds like pure euphoria.