“Gold” fuses a multitude of genres - R&B, soul, electronic, and pop - to craft something authentic and robust. IYVES explains that the track is about “finding someone that treats you better than you’ve ever experienced,” a feeling that you didn’t know was physically possible to feel. The song begins with skepticism in her voice and in the lyrics, but progresses to an understanding of how rare and special this circumstance of love is. IYVES was “caught up in the silver” but now is feeling GOLD.
IYVES and her debut EP Chromatic, released last year, received high praise for her sleek R&B sensibilities from key tastemakers in the blogosphere, such as NYLON, Pigeons & Planes, Stereogum, and Billboard. She brings a layer of depth to the genre, one that is found in her powerful vocals and picturesque lyricism, yet she manages to stay true to her Classic Soul musical influences.
This single is just the beginning for her return. She hopes that like the ivy plant that is able to grow in harsh, dim-lit environments, her music can withstand all elements and transcend above the norm. - Kelsey James