Golden Days Tokunbo
- 1Golden Days03:56
- 2Home Again04:06
- 4Near & Far03:10
- 5Hey, Island02:53
- 7See You Fly03:33
- 8On the Fence03:26
- 10House of Cards03:47
- 11Miles Away03:48
Info for Golden Days
With the release of Golden Days, award-winning singer TOKUNBO delivers a warm-hearted blend of folk and jazzy pop, with a cheeky hint of country.
Both nostalgic and forward-looking, the 11 songs capture the spirit of classic 70s songwriters like The Carpenters and Carol King, whilst adding layers of intricate guitar, shimmering soundscapes and unconventional rhythms.
“I wanted to write the album that the world needs right now; an album full of optimism and assurance,” says TOKUNBO, the winner of both the International Acoustic Music Award and Global Music Award. “An album like a golden autumn day.”
TOKUNBO shot to fame as the voice of breakthrough acoustic soul jazz combo Tok Tok Tok from 1998 to 2013; a journey which included five German Jazz Awards and international touring.
Golden Days marks her third album as a solo artist and continues the story of folk noir, after the release of Queendom Come (2014) and The Swan (2018). The touch of melancholy is still there, but here it seems like a small, nostalgic sigh in an otherwise optimistic world.
The eleven tracks for ‘Golden Days’ were written during lockdown when Tokunbo was coping with this unpredictable situation not just as an artist, but as a young mother too.
This challenging time inspired her to conjure up a collection of songs that are warm and comforting in these sometimes dark moments. It’s earthy, luminous and gentle music for the soul, by an artist who seems at peace with herself.
TOKUNBO, lead vocals, backing vocals
Ulrich Rode, acoustic & electric guitars, pedal steel, dobro, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, keyboards, backing vocals
Christian Flohr, electric bass
Matthias ‘Maze’ Meusel, drums, percussion & programming, keyboards, piano
Anne de Wolff, violin, viola, cello, trombone, vibraphone, backing vocals
Axel Müller, clarinet, flute
Recorded at BluHouseStudio & Boxhornstudio
Engineered by Ulrich Rode & Matthias ‘Maze’ Meusel
Mix & Mastering by Marc Ebermann at Music Factory
was the Voice of Tok Tok Tok, the highly acclaimed darling of the German jazz scene, with 13 albums, five German Jazz Awards and a Grand Prix SACEM to its name.
With global tours and high-profile concerts with the NDR Pops Orchestra and the Babelsberg Filmorchestra – as well as tv guest appearances, amongst them the prestigious talkshow ‚ 'WDR Zimmer Frei‘ and 'ARTE One Shot Not‘ – Tok Tok Tok shot from newcomer to household name in record time.
In 2014, TOKUNBO released her much-acclaimed, solo-debut album ‚Queendom Come‘, together with a pan-European tour. Her latest album 'The SWAN‘ which gained a grant from German government’s 'Initiative Musik‘ foundation has received significant media and critical attention, particularly from the quality music press. The vinyl edition sold out twice within a few months, and is fast becoming the demo album of choice within the HiFi industry.
The song 'White Noise‘ taken from this milestone album, recently won the UK Songwriting Contest 2018 in the category 'Best Video‘.