Still not over Golin’s hyperpop fantasy
It’s Golin’s video game and she is the main character. Japan-born, Brussels-based, Golin creates J-pop like we’d never heard before – it’s futuristic, hyperpop-y, sexy and sincere. Gracing the last edition Glamcult Selects #3 with an explosive set and a playful performance, the artist immersed us into her eclectic universe of saccharine vocals and sped up deconstructed beats. We danced and danced in the euphoria of a sugar-coated hyperpop fantasy — and we still can’t get enough!
Let’s begin with your journey in music — what brought you to where you are now?
I’ve moved through many phases in music. But it all started with Tokito Sensei, who taught me classical piano when I was living in Japan. From there, I wrote a few songs and decided I liked it.
What are your main sources of inspiration?
How would you like your audience to feel like when they listen to your music?
Like they’re in a hot spring with a mouth full of lemon confit.
Top and bow De Pino, gilet Lewis Dussurget, jeans Prototypes, sleeve Ichiyo, shoes stylist’s archive, body chain Colombe D’Humières
What’s the significance of your visuals and the characters you create in your musical practice?
Things are constantly moving. I like expressing different sides of me. Not feeling confined to one image or sound.
Most memorable performance moment?
I did a show unplugged once without realising it. My vocal chain decided not to work.
Dream line up for a club night?
What are you manifesting for 2023?
Inky heart wrenching love songs.
Jacket Motoguo, corset Ichiyo, jeans stylist’s custom, shoes stylist’s archive, necklace Colombe D’Humières