‘The Golden Age’ follows Woodkid’s 2011 EP Iron, the video for which attracted more than 25 million views. The song, and the aforementioned video, left us all wanting more from this epic musician. Sonic images from the song were used by the makers of Assassin’s Creed: Revelation for their blockbuster launch. The collaboration continued for the launch of Assassin’s Creed 3 when they used Woodkid’s second single “Run Boy Run”.
“The Golden Age” is written and produced by Woodkid and features songs on the 14-track set include “Run Boy Run”, “I Love You”, “The Shore”, “Falling”, “Iron”, “The Other Side” and the title track. It’s scheduled for release on 15 March 2013.
Yoann Lemoine aka Woodkid, earned a Grammy nomination for his song “Run Boy Run” at this year’s Grammy Awards. Woodkid is a musical artist, a songwriter / singer / lyricist / producer. The visual aspect remains a hugely important with Woodkid directing all his own videos and turning his live performances into quite the spectacle. Together with a 30-piece orchestra, he turned the venerable Le Grand Rex theatre in Paris into a place of ecstasy in front of 3,000 adoring fans last September. “When I started playing my own music, I wanted it to be as tall as a skyscraper. Images can achieve that. A really big orchestra can also achieve that.”
This creative ambition and artistic freedom have allowed Woodkid to make such a unique sounding and powerful album as The Golden Age. “It’s all about that time of passage between adolescence and adulthood, into that confusing hyper-reality,” Woodkid notes. “I talk about those perceptible changes of the body, that budding sexuality, wanting to be different from the norm, like in the first line on Run Boy Run: ‘Run Boy Run!/This world is not made for you’.” It’s about love, life and death. Striving for your own identity. Those basic crises of adolescence. “I always play the part of the sympathetic observer.”