|I'm a vocalist, songwriter and composer.
I'm originally from Nottinghamshire, currently live in Derbyshire and often work in London.
I write and record for film, tv and pleasure.
I love playing with textures, atmospheres and soundscapes and am currently exploring creative response to place through contemporary, immersive and experimental forms.
I also love to hear from people and collaborate. Don't be shy.
|“A closet poet whose adroit lyrics sing even when decoupled from their melodies, she bends her stoic dark folk into filmic shapes…exquisite” – MOJO Magazine
"Beautifully eerie" - The Guardian
Beck Goldsmith crafts off-beat contemporary folk that is textured, atmospheric and difficult to define. Having cut her teeth on the band scene in hometown of Nottingham, Beck brings her full-band sensibilities to her solo work. Weaving lyrical storytelling through intricate melodies, she lays hushed and haunting vocals over layered instrumentation and decorates it with wonky flourishes. The result is an esoteric sound that is at times rich and warm and at others playfully odd and eerie.
Drawing comparisons to the likes of Cat Power, Kate Bush and Emiliana Torrini, Beck Goldsmith’s music appeals to fans of female singer-songwriters whilst finding influence elsewhere. Described as a ‘closet poet’ by MOJO, she offers echoes of otherworldliness drawn from literature, film and the contemporary pastoral. She has released two albums independently and a third through Island Records, and her work has received national airplay from the likes of Dermot O’Leary, Hughey Morgan and Jamie East. It has also gained placement on international film and TV, and has been selected as a Desert Island Disc.
Alongside her solo work, Beck is involved in numerous collaborations. She is a founding member of nu-grunge-pop band Flourishes as well as experimental string-soundscape duo Liola. She provides co-writes and vocals for a range of artists, including synth pop purveyors Cantaloupe and cinematic artscapers Moscow Youth Cult, and for producers including Jon Dix, Chris Lewis and Steve Lynch.
Beck’s work as a vocalist, songwriter and composer extends to commercial projects for leading production companies (BMG, EMI, Sony ATV) as well as the gaming industry (Sony PlayStation, PikPok, Adult Swim). She has featured on campaigns for major brands (Ikea, McDonald’s, Jimmy Choo), in Palme D’Or-winning cinema (Blue is the Warmest Colour) and on primetime TV (Orphan Black, Lost Girl, Home & Away). She has been nominated for an IVCA Award in 2014 and a Production Music Award in 2018.
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