Track of the Day: Lost Goat Found “Open Invitation” (2020)

Lost Goat Found

Brisbane quartet Lost Goat Found released single number four, “Open Invitation”, on Friday. The single, which started life as a homage to Billie Eilish, follows a busy 2019 from the Queensland newcomers. 

Although they officially burst onto the scene in late 2018, the four piece share a much older musical history. Growing up as neighbours, they were playing music together for ten years before making it official with their debut show. Since then they’re played alongside the likes of Tia Gostelow and Art vs. Science. 

Their synth heaviest release to date, “Open Invitation”, was recorded by the band themselves, before turning it over to Sean Cook (St Vincent, Big Scary) and Paul Blakey for mixing and mastering respectively. According to the band, “the song started as a homage to Billie Eilish after Morgan (our lead singer) spent an entire afternoon listening to ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ and falling desperately in love with her”. After a bit of restructuring and rewriting, “Open Invitation” morphed into its final form: high octane indie-rock. 

With its energy and poise there’s a lot of love about “Open Invitation”. The whole tone and feel of the track is really spot on. Whilst the attention to detail, with the vocals or the piano toward the end, really elevate everything. Great work.

“Open Invitation” is out now. You can keep up to date with Lost Goat Found on Facebook and Instagram.

Simon Clark

Books Editor. An admirer of songs and reader of books. Simon has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature. All errant apostrophes are his own.