new music: london-based retro pop singer-songwriter iris gold drops newest single “steve mcqueen”

February 24, 2016

Iris Gold is “sunshine pop/block party hip-hop” singer from London who made her big splash with last summer’s infectious “Goldmine”. Though born in the UK, Gold moved to Copenhagen to live in the self-proclaimed autonomous Freetown Christiania where Gold attended the theatre program at Folketeatret. The free-thinking commune is where the singer developed her free-spirited nature and love of 60s/70s hippy counter-culture, which is palpable in each of her songs. Her newest single ”Steve McQueen”, named after one of Hollywood’s biggest stars of the era, is no exception. Take a listen down below and let us know what you think.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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