Rising Danish soul-pop singer-songwriter Iris Gold shares new funk-soul track ‘”A Lot To Give”. The vintage funk laden track shows her vocal dexterity as she exudes the spirit of her soulful predecessors. Backed by a rich and vibrant backdrop she delivers a stunning performance that hits the soul with its uplifting message of not being held back by social constructs and walls.
The visual has a psychedelic vibe complete with retro aesthetics and nostalgia-inducing elements. It also showcases Gold as one of the 3 main characters who are at the forefront of the afro-funk movement. Gold further explains that what we see here is a conceptualization of three generations of Afro warriors. Making their way to Mother Earth from Planet Cool, their mission is to propagate love in its illuminating form and eradicate all forms of intolerance and racism. “A Lot To Give” is taken from her upcoming album ‘Planet Cool’.
Iris Gold gives us an insight into her forthcoming album. “Over 2 years in the making, ‘Planet Cool’ is a celebration of diversity, having played well over a 100 shows over the past couple of years across the globe; the experiences, influences, and collaborations are all represented in the album and the end product is one huge bloc party. Iris explains: “’ Planet Cool’ is my idea of a perfect world, that I used to dream of as a kid who didn’t really fit in. It’s a place where Dolly Parton sings the news, you don’t need a visa to get in, and the sky is the limit”.
The album features a clutch of talented collaborators including UK rapper/producer Adian Coker, Ghanaian rapper M.anifest, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), writer/producer Gísli Gíslason (Phlake) and Danish hit producers Pitchshifters, resulting in an eclectic mix of psychedelic soul, funk, R&B and pop.
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‘Planet Cool’ will be released this July and Iris is currently on tour with a series of festival dates confirmed.
28.06 Europavox Festival, Clermont-Ferrand/France
05.07 Nibe Festival, Nibe/Denmark
19.07 Electric Castle, Cluj/Romania
21.07 Larmer Tree Festival, Tollard Royal/United Kingdom
27.07 Standon Calling, Hertfordshire/United Kingdom
02.08 Intsikurmu Festival, Põlva/Estland
09.08 SmukFest, Skanderborg/Denmark