Tilde is a Swedish-British singer-songwriter. Not too long ago, she released “Nothing Gold Can Stay”, the 4th single and title track from her full-length album.
Tilde – “Nothing Gold Can Stay”
“Every time you leave, it’s like you take another piece of me. And every time you leave, it’s like you take what’s left of me. ‘Cause you stole the day and you took the night. But I guess nothing gold can stay.” – Lyrics
‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ tells a more-bitter-than-sweet tale of a brokenhearted woman who reflects on past and troublesome relationship with a man she still loves. To be exact, he’s the love of her life. She loves him dearly with all of her heart, and it kills her inside to know that she has to let go of him.
Tilde’s soul ballad brings to mind a classic poem written by Robert Frost bearing the same title, where Frost concludes that flowers bloomed by plants only lasts for a season, a mere glimpse in time before it diminishes into nothing. Therefore, the abovementioned woman’s relationship, the best part of it, can be likened to a flower in its golden state.
“Nature’s first green is gold. Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; but only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief. So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.” – Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay (1923)
“The song is about heartbreak at the time when it hurts the most. To realize that loving each other is not enough to make things work.” – Tilde
‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ contains heartfelt vocals, charming melodies, and ‘50s-inspired instrumentation perfumed with a nostalgic scent. Therefore, we recommend adding it to your personal playlist.