Auckland band Goldenhorse were formed in 1999 by English born vocalist Kirsten Morrell and guitarist Geoff Maddock (formerly of Bressa Creeting Cake). They attracted patronage from Tim and Neil Finn who loaned them gear to record debut album, Riverhead. It eventually topped the charts and sold over 50,000 copies, spawning hit 'Maybe Tomorrow' (the most played local song on NZ radio in 2003). Led by Morrell's ethereal vocals, two further albums of melodic folk-pop followed.
The first single from Goldenhorse's second album is an insistent lover's plea that marries Kirsten Morrell's vocal dexterity to a driving tempo. In the music video for the Auckland folky rockers director Adam Jones disdains the big wide shot for disembodied images and details of the musicians performing. A vibrant Morrell, resplendent in red (rather than the lyric's lady in white) captures the centre of attention, with her band mates providing a textured background — and workout for the focus puller.
'Maybe Tomorrow' was the song that opened the door for Goldenhorse. Released in February 2003, the single's mixture of the bittersweet, the nostalgic and the supremely catchy helped make it NZ radio's most played local song that year; it was also a finalist for a Silver Scroll songwriting award. In the video, Kirsten Morrell sings of past and future, sorrow and possible celebration, alongside grainy home movie style images of the band at the beach, and at the mike (possibly in someone's living room). A less popular alternative video for the song featured Morrell singing in the kitchen.