It takes a unique talent to create a sound that is timely yet comfortably familiar.
In a post-genre world, Toronto’s Jesse Gold manages to seamlessly blend R&B with pop 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 fan-favourite track “No Good” for an infectious hybrid of them all. “Drawing inspiration from every genre is my secret weapon,” Jesse explains. “To make music is to study music.”
Jesse brings years of skill and effortless creativity to both the studio and stage, a craft only sharpened by studio sessions with Babyface and Craig David, and a partnership with renowned creative director Sean Brown (Daniel Caesar, NEEDS&WANTS). In short, Jesse’s talents as a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer can be summed up as a musical force to be reckoned with.
In June 2019, Jesse released his debut EP We’ll Be Fine, a lively collection of songs about the pitfalls of modern romance, that has collectively amassed over a million streams to date and a stamp of approval from Complex.
This May, Jesse released his latest earworm of a single “L,” a lighthearted spin on taking ownership in the age of finger-pointing.
As for what’s to come, Jesse has a simple goal: “I want to make music to be shared. The kind of songs you send to your friends before the track ends.”