Iris Gold Wants You To Dance Your Cares Away Right Fucking Now

We spoke with Danish up-and-comer Iris Gold about her forthcoming debut album, retro diva vibes and how to self-care before going on stage or day-to-day.

The lovely and talented Danish musician, Iris Gold, is back at it with a brand new single that will have you dancing around in no time at all. “Wow” is a fresh-to-death, effortlessly upbeat jam that combines vibrant pop energy with a funk sentimentality, welcoming the listener to the effortlessly danceable universe of Iris Gold. Regarding this magnetic energy, Iris explains: “I Imagined ‘WOW’ in a dream, where I was in a barn, surrounded by a bunch of Jamaicans in cowboy attire, dancing in a sort of dancehall / line dance combination. It was a psychedelic dream where the energy being one big party, where you forget about who is watching, you’re a badass and you can be yourself 100%”.

Her forthcoming debut album, fittingly titled Planet Cool, will debut next month and will deliver the classic Iris Gold Juice. This may mean more classic diva vibes mixed with savory pop flow and big dick energy on stage. We spoke with Iris herself about dancehall dreams, Anderson .Paak steeze and self-care for the day-to-day.

Watch the music video for “Wow” here:

So, “Wow”. What is the story behind this latest tune?

“Wow” came to me as a dream….sweat, sexy Jamaican cowboys, dancehall line dancing and me moving in a moonlit barn in the middle.

The music video for “Wow” is sparkly AF and features your crazy good stage presence. What are you thinking about when you’re up on stage performing?

I’m thinking I wanna dance the people out of they’re socks! I wanna vibrate with them and spread love.

Style-wise, who or what are your inspirations or icons – from clothing to performance energy to overall steeze?

Ohhh so many! But I think people like Anderson .Paak for steeze and Tina Turner for energy.

Are you inspired by “retro” or classic music? What are you on right now?

I love artists like Lizzo and Pharrell who kind of mix the old with the new and are fly AF.

What are you constantly listening to – or who do you have on repeat as of now?

Im really into the newest Little Simz album, so diverse and eclectic.

How would you describe your artistic direction, for this upcoming EP or in general?

I would describe it as retro soul future classic straight outta planet cool.

There is always a lot of POW to your music. How do you harness this energy?

Not sure actually. I Think I got it from my Grandma. I also usually channel the energy off Muhammed Ali on stage – no one’s fucking with you then.

At GAA we care a lot about self-care. How do you self-care, either leading up to a performance or on the daily?

I use meditation and yoga to stabilize and to try and keep cool… before stage and each and every single day. It helps so much with my confidence, especially solar plexus chakra meditation. And I ride my bicycle.

Finally, what’s next for you?

Finally, my debut album Planet Cool is finally out next month and the next single from it drops on friday. I’m in the midst of my Planet Cool Tour in Europe and I’ll be coolin’ with my band playing festivals all summer!

Dope, thanks Iris!