• Annika Grace

An Interview with Gold



How did you get your start in music?

I grew up in a household of music lovers, I started writing at a young age because I wanted to create a space where I could express myself freely. I was also inspired by watching some of my favorite artists and musicians perform, the most recent concert I went to was Brent Faiyaz and JID, seeing the way they worked the crowd and controlled their energy was inspiring.


What does music mean to you?

Music to me is a getaway, when I don’t feel like venting or talking about my feelings I put it in the music and what comes out of it is beautiful. In 2011, I was really going through it emotionally with my mother, when I fell short, of course she noticed and would talk at me about it, but now with my music she tells me all the time how she’s proud of me and so that’s who I do it for. I want to inspire people to find their getaway, find what creative outlet makes them love themselves and not need outside validation, music does that for me.


Tell us the story behind your song?

I bring listeners on a journey with me through the forest. Through talks of self reflection and storytelling I guide the viewer through lessons about improving oneself and burning old bridges to build new ones. Ultimately, in life there is but to only move forward and learn from what you're living. I wrote this track after the success I was getting from my previously released track “YUCK” with JOYRYDE. It took a lot for me to get to where I’m at right now and there is still a lot of work to be done, when YUCK first released a lot of people came out of the woodwork and wanted to be a part of that success, but they were toxic and I saw that early on. In order for me to continue to grow, I had to cut that toxicity off and burn that bridge, hence, bridges and burns.


What’s your favorite thing to do on a Saturday?

My favorite thing to do on a Saturday is to be locked in the studio but when I’m not creating i love to watch horror movies and eat snacks . My favorite snack is vanilla ice cream cause you can pair anything with it.


What artists influence your sound?

Now, I’m a very versatile artist. When I’m working on a more R&B/Pop sounding song, I draw influences from Bryson Tiller, Drake and Chris Brown’s early work. When I’m writing a more conscious song I would say Kendrick Lamar and J.cole. However, I never try to limit my sound to who influences me, I never want to be put in a box and I always want to try and create something that will push music and myself forward.


What’s your dream superpower?

My dream superpower would be to teleport because I’m always running late.


What’s up next for you?

Eventually, I know I’m going to be everywhere at once. Anywhere you look you’ll see me or my brand “Trust the Dream” - a production company I founded with my manager back in September 2020. However long it takes, you’ll hear Gold everywhere and you’ll see Gold everywhere. But in the short term, I’m working on projects that are going to shake the very ground you walk on. I’m organizing fundraisers to help build our community of dreamers and help give back to the community that raised me. More music is coming, and I want people to be a part of this journey with me. COVID made touring impossible, but with the time away from performing I’ve been building


Stream Gold HERE and follow on IG


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