On the Significance of "Golden" and Why It's the First Song on Fine Line
"'Golden' was once we really started writing the album. We wrote it on day two of when we'd started, so I felt really excited about it. We would listen to it, and we'd dance around the studio and be like, 'I love this! I don't know if it's good, I don't know if it's bad, but we love it.' I would drive into work every day, and I would listen to it most days on the way in, so it became the soundtrack to the making of the rest of the album. We were driving down by the ocean, and when I listen to it now, it feels like I'm driving by the ocean.
"It's one of my favorites, and it feels quite sunny."
When I would come to play people the new music who hadn't heard anything before the singles or anything like that, it was always the first song that I played for people. I realized that carried quite a lot of weight. I think it's a very good representation of where we've moved from the first record. It's one of my favorites, and it feels quite sunny. It just set the tone, and I just wanted it to be how [the album] opened up."