Fools Gold Daughter is a deftly executed artistic trifecta by recently reinvented Echo Park based artist/songwriter, Bri Anne Michelle, who finds a perfectly fitting coat stitched from a tapestry of contemporary alt-country music, powerful 'Spirit Animal' paintings, and uniquely original weavings.
Whimsically honest, Fools Gold Daughter's soon to be released debut EP, "Gifts of Amethyst", is a lucid and articulate collection of evocative narratives embraced by orchestrally enriched accompaniments and languid steel guitars wrapped in tight, Americana grooves. Michelle's voice meets a striking balance between power and fragility; her sultry alto vocals feel eloquent yet "lived in," steering the performances while weaving a heartfelt display of both the dark recesses of loss and anguish as well as the dizzying heights of faithful pursuance of truth and love. The music veers from feisty to captivating, showcasing vivid characterizations, as each successive listen reveals new elements of color and warmth, hypnotizing vocals encased by seas of strings and well arranged instrumentation that washes in and out, adding vintage undertones to the entire EP.
Not easily confined to any one medium, or musical genre, Fools Gold Daughter is the embodyment of an artistic kaleidoscope that breaths life into this creative visionary. From behind a freshly stretched canvas, Michelle has expertly curated exquisite imagery and an artistic expression all her own. Through strokes of realism, her series of spirit animals run and find shelter within gaia inspired melodies, which are amplified by naturally occurring crystals and minerals at the heart of each of her one-of-a-kind dream shields. Intrigued by the gold rush that took her home town in the Sierra Nevada foothills by storm in 1849, Michelle's art pays homage to an era once passed. Inspired by her natural surroundings, within each piece you can feel the snow filled Yuba River rush through canyons where Maidu Indians once slipped in and out of Ponderosa shadows. With just one glance, it is easy to understand that each piece has been carefully thought out to integrate into a larger vision, that showcases the oneness of Fools Gold Daughter's art.