I’m a fan of fusions, whether it’s fusion cuisine or when music genres are fused with another. Enter Iris Gold and her welcoming world of “hippie-hop.”
It’s the perfect amalgamation of the soul-baring and earthiness of a bohemian spirit and the fierce confidence of how hip-hop can be anthemic. Having shared stage with some of the biggest acts in the world and worked with some of the most influential producers of today, Gold has clearly shown that the sky is the limit and that she is ready to take on the world with her new single All I Really Know. Speaking on the track, Gold states “When you have been dealing with adversity throughout your life, it will either kill you, or make you blossom into a positive person, and I decided very early on in life that I would always be positive, energetic, and a go-getter. “All I Really Know” is my Rocky Balboa/Apollo Creed track. It’s a song about picking yourself up, dusting yourself off and trying again, after failing, no matter how many attempts it takes.” Iris, you won me over with that description alone. Listen below as you climb the nearest set of stairs and throw your fists in the air as you channel your inner Rocky.
Originally from London and raised in Copenhagen, Gold has lived a nomadic life. Surrounded by free thinkers and growing up in hippy communes along with ’60s/’70s counterculture ideology these elements have made her the unique, charismatic artist she is today. Against this backdrop of West Coast melody, she has since continued to expand her musical horizons after becoming enamored with hip-hop acts such as Pete Rock, Beastie Boys, and De La Soul. She has masterfully merged these influences in her own music and the results are beautifully blended fusion that I can’t get enough of.