Review: Midas Well – ‘Golden Rule’



A singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist currently residing in Austin, Texas, Midas Well has spent his career drawing inspiration from the world around him. Building his sound from a multi-faceted range of sounds, his work takes elements of gospel, folk, hip hop and metal to produce a refreshing, unique sound that makes an instant impression.


At it’s core, Midas’ music stems from a deep admiration for the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, Michael Jackson, Macy Gray, and George Clinton, and it’s easy to hear all of these influences in his new album. A highly anticipated release, his debut album is ‘Golden Rule’, a fittingly titled album that presents Midas’ distinctive design for the future of urban music.


A visionary project, ‘Golden Rule’ instantly announces itself as an innovative, multi-faceted project, honeyed with sultry melodies and finely-tuned harmonies. It’s a release of creative freedoms, one where Midas pushes the limits of imaginative boundaries, cutting up smooth flows littered with literary devices, and joining them with cutting-edge production that delivers an energetic rawness.


Tracks like ‘Everynight’ and ‘Change’ are fearless in the experimentation, bringing refreshing textures in line with familiar sounds that are balanced brilliantly, and while not every track on the album is perfect, no part of it is boring or predictable.



When discussing his work, Midas has been quoted saying, “I’m offering a way out of normalcy, giving people a chance to look at themselves in a different light”, and that perfectly sums up ‘Golden Rule’. It’s an album of reflective moments and ever-changing sounds, bringing a new soundscape into view that will definitely change some perceptions.


Score: 8.5/10


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