Sydney’s Goldfynch – the new Latin and French inspired jazz, acoustic rock incarnation from multi-award winning guitarist/composer Gavin Libotte and multilingual Singer/Songwriter Niyati Libotte – have released the debut track, ‘Brighter Day’, from their forthcoming album.
A lush and layered debut single, Beautiful Day, pairs the resonant vocals of Niyati Libotte with the driving guitar of Gavin Rene Libotte (of Urban Gypsies fame) and the rhythmic bass and drums of ARIA award winner Jonathan Zwartz and James Hauptmann.
Niyati and Gavin wrote the song as an open letter of hope and support through the tough times. The music and video was self-produced in Sydney in 2021.
In the musical tradition of Artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Katie Noonan, and Ani DiFranco Brighter Day deftly weaves a sense of hope with unflinching acknowledgment of the hard yards with powerful and poetic originality. It reminds us of partnership, faith and overcoming the human condition- that there is always light at the end of the tunnel and a brighter day to come.
“We wrote the song on our babymoon in Bright, Victoria,” says Niyati Libotte, part of the husband and wife team behind Goldfynch. “It was supposed to be a relaxing break from parenting our two-year-old son and before the birth of our daughter. However, Gavin’s father was battling cancer and we suddenly received the call to be on standby to fly to Perth and say our goodbyes. Gavin was devastated and I found myself wanting to lift his spirits. It seems silly but I went looking for a four-leaf clover in the garden and found one. I brought it back to him as a sign that we would all make it through. That was the beginning of our songwriting journey.”
‘Brighter Day’ is the first single from Goldfynch’s debut studio album due for release in June, mixed by award winning Producer Sean Carey and mastered by Grammy Award winning Engineer Helik Hadar.
‘Brighter Day’ Credits : Vocals: Niyati Libotte / Guitar: Gavin Rene Libotte / Piano: Bill Risby / Bass: Jonathan Zwartz / Drums: James Hauptmann / Recorded at Soundplanet Studios / Mixed by Sean Carey at Church Street Studios Mastered by Helik Hadar
VIDEO CREDITS: Camera: Gavin Rene Libotte, Niyati Libotte, Mathew Maker Drone: Aiden Hardwick Assistants: Elizabeth & Jessica Bregenhoj Hair & Make-up: Wendy Freeman © Beeblebrox Films