By Zach Collier
Since her time as Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The Office, Mindy Kaling has been crushing it as a writer, executive producer, and director. The Emmy-nominee created the Fox comedy series The Mindy Project, the Hulu miniseries Four Weddings and a Funeral, and the Netflix series Never Have I Ever. Her latest contribution hit another streaming giant on November 18, 2021. Entitled The Sex Lives of College Girls, the teen dramedy from HBO Max has a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and has drawn favorable comparisons to Sex and the City.
Needless to say, landing a song placement on a show like this is a huge deal. Especially when your song appears prominently in the first five minutes of the series premiere.
That’s exactly what happened to Provo’s own Jenessa Smith. Smith is a harpist, singer, and producer who makes dreamy indie pop under the pseudonym Goldmyth. Her song “Lover’s Letdown” kicks off the series with a bang, underscoring the arrival of four wide-eyed freshmen as they arrive at Essex College in Vermont.
“Lover’s Letdown” is from Goldmyth’s EP Faded Dream, a stellar record that has accumulated well over half a million streams since its release in 2017. Goldmyth’s strong vocal delivery and catchy hooks are enhanced by her signature harp textures – a unique touch that elevates her above her peers. This is an exciting and well-deserved development for a talented Provo artist. Here’s to hoping more placements like this are in store for other Goldmyth gems like “Faded Dream,” “Has to Be Better,” and “Isn’t It Easy.”