Iris Gold, born in London but raised in Denmark, quickly made noise in the music industry, attracting attention from stars as diverse as Miguel, Doja Cat, Taylor Swift, and Robbie Williams. Elle Magazine recently noted about Iris’ magical musical powers: "Iris Gold got it all - The looks & the charm to take over the world"
Now, Iris has teamed up with the iconic Dave Stewart, and the two have headed to the famed Bay Street Records’ studio in The Bahamas to work on her hotly anticipated new album.
Stewart commented, “I first heard about Iris through Trackd the app that’s like a studio in your pocket. We messed about writing a song remotely and I liked her style so I asked to meet up in London. Once I met Iris I knew she was very special so I then asked if she wanted to sing a song in my show I was playing for Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown Festival and she joined me onstage at the Royal Festival Hall. I could tell in the rehearsal that she had a lot of unleashed power in her voice and on the night she really lit up the stage. It was then I thought about making a record with her. This was August 2019 and we kept in touch regularly through 2020 trying to work out how we would do this when Covid had took hold everywhere and we were thousands of miles apart. A few months ago we hatched a plan to get in the same room here in the Caribbean and through a very complicated journey Iris eventually made it here and now we are in the middle of making a great album.”
Stewart commented from the Bay Street Records side, “We are interested in making music from different genres, as long as the artist is the "real deal.” Iris is definitely in that category! She lives and breathes music and has a unique style. The way she blends hip hop and psychedelia is one-of-a-kind. Whatever it is, it’s f*****g cool!”
Gold’s relationship with Stewart is just another win for the young artist, who has continually impressed the music industry with her revelatory approach to genre blending. “I’m fascinated by all kinds of music, and Dave understands that vision like nobody else,” she explains. “Working with Dave is like working with the grand wizard of planet cool...we write the songs on guitar but he has all the other instruments playing in his head already. It’s quite thrilling.”
Few can harness the unique vision of pioneers quite like the iconic Stewart, which is why Gold jumped at the opportunity to work with him. Together, they’ll continue to develop her peerless style, tapping into the Caribbean sunshine to further build on Iris Gold’s one-of-a-kind sound.
Photo of Dave Stewart and Iris Gold by Tyler Aubrey