Progressive rock unit Trillionaire reflect on the darker side of life with their debut album, Romulus. The band, which includes current and former members of Revocation, KEN Mode, Inter Arma and others, play emotive rock that rises and falls, coming together in huge hooks and vibrant melodies, a quality displayed on new single “The Golden Goat.”
The song’s darker qualities are also reflected in the lyrics of the song: the Golden Goat is a pawn shop in Virginia where drummer Phil DuBois’ former roommate once pawned DuBois’ gear in order to buy drugs.
“’The Golden Goat’ is about a close friend of Renee’s who died of a drug overdose,” Trillionaire explain to Decibel. “However, the song received its name long before Renee joined the band, and it wasn’t until after he had recorded the song that he asked what the title meant. After hearing the story—which can be summed up succinctly as ‘when your roommate sells your gear for drugs, you can buy it back at the Golden Goat’—he wouldn’t let us change the name.”
Have a listen to “The Golden Goat” below; Romulus is out on January 29 via Nefarious Industries.