As well as being the guitarist/vocalist for Being As An Ocean, Michael McGough also has a solo project called Heart Of Gold, and he has just signed with SharpTone Records.
Speaking of the more pop-rock and 80s electro driven sound of his project than the work he’s known for in both Being As An Ocean and the new defunct The Elijah, McGough had this to say.
“I grew up between two households. My mother brought in this incredible range of Pop/R&B to my life. However, my father’s house was complete with rock and roll. I’ve always been so drawn to dominant vocals in a song, accompanied by just the right chord progression that really makes you feel something. Whitney Houston and Lisa Stansfield in particular were the leaders of that. That’s what I wanted to do. The Smiths, Queen, Thin Lizzy and Led Zeppelin all brought in a wide range of vocal ranges, and really portrayed how the voice can really work when accompanying the right music.”
Along with signing over to his new label home, he’s also released a new single called ‘Over Yourself’, and you can check it out below.
More details surrounding future activity and material from Heart Of Gold will be confirmed as it develops.