Gold comes in many carats, but rarely as noble as Band of Gold's eponymous 2015 debut. Because, what began as a pile of homemade demo recordings by singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Nina Elisabeth Mortvedt, appeared as a gilded whole. In co-operation with the duo's other half, musician and producer Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen, Band of Gold has become a timeless album, full of musical details, the urge to explore and the genuine art of songwriting. An album crammed with ambitious pop music, just like good and innovative pop music is meant to sound. From the hypnotic "But In The Movie Baby" to the epic "Ready." From the electronic "Wishes" to the grandiose debut single "The Parade." Band of Gold is a varied album with Mortvedt's universe of lyrics as the definitive thread. Lyrics about trying to get on with your life after a tragedy, about change when everything is about to unravel. About pulling yourself up and looking forward. This is an album with enough musical highlights for a lifetime. These times really are golden.