Reverberating pedal steel (played by Aaron Goldstein) meets psychedelia in the new track from Black Country. And there is also a message regarding depression behind the mesmerizing music.

“‘Black Gold’ is kind of like the void opening up,” says Black Country’s Josh Richardson (who also happens to be a psychiatric nurse). “And, depression is very much like that – some may be consumed by the void, or move through it and come out the other side. It’s the classic dark night of the soul leads to the morning light. It also refers to depression as being a generative force. I don’t want people to think I’m saying it’s good to be depressed, but that depression is not the end. It should be hopeful, but I don’t believe in hope.”

Despite its dark lining (or perhaps because of it) “Black Gold” is solid gold.