It takes a unique talent to create a sound that is timely yet comfortably familiar. Toronto’s Jesse Gold manages to seamlessly blend pop music with R&B sensibilities, resulting in a sound that pays homage to an eclectic mix of long-time inspirations (Craig David, Lauryn Hill, John Mayer) and progressive contemporaries (Lucky Daye, Tom Misch, H.E.R.). There’s something for everyone in Jesse’s catalogue: wry songwriting, addictive melodies, silky vocals, and smart production.
Look no further than Gold’s standout track “One In A Million” for an infectious hybrid of them all. Earning a coveted spot on Spotify’s Fresh Finds: Best of Pop 2020 list and high marks from Ones To Watch, Euphoria Magazine, American Songwriter and more, the track perfectly captures what Gold hopes to achieve with his repertoire. “I want to make music to be shared. The kind of songs you send to your friends before the track ends.”
“Drawing inspiration from every genre is my secret weapon,” Gold explains. “To make music is to study music.” Gold brings years of skill and effortless creativity to both the studio and stage, a craft only sharpened by collaborations with Babyface and Craig David, and a partnership with renowned creative director Sean Brown (Daniel Caesar, Curves).
In June 2019, Gold released his debut EP We’ll Be Fine, a lively collection of songs about the pitfalls of modern romance. The project has collectively amassed over one million streams to date and a stamp of approval from Complex which rightfully recognizes Gold as “far from a new kid on the block” and “a lifelong musician and seasoned performer.”
Featuring “One In A Million” and lead single “We Good,” Gold’s sophomore EP arrives this spring. “I worked harder and smarter than I ever have on this record. Making it with such incredibly talented people and learning so much from them all. I pushed myself harder than I ever have lyrically - I made sure that these songs are exactly who I want to be as an artist.”