Our Exclusive Chat With Cairo Gold
Los Angeles native Cairo Gold is an undeniable and unmovable talent. With a sexy swagger and a sultry voice, this urban pop artist grabs your attention straight away. Artists say constantly that they are willing to risk it all for their art, but Cairo Gold takes that to a new level when she revealed to the world her means of funding her debut EP, adding to the lure and mystique of her art. The self-titled EP, Cairo Gold, saw great success with 2 New Music Friday’s on Spotify for the songs “Hail Mary” and “Torture.” Not only is Cairo’s sex appeal undeniable, her attitude is infectious and her music runs deep in her veins, having co-written every song she’s ever released. A songwriter first, Cairo Gold has not only written her music, but has been instrumental to multiple other artists success with her influential songwriting. With 2019 rolling in, Cairo’s momentum is only growing, with brand partners like Taco Bell’s Feed The Beat program identifying her as a rising star. From classic cars to timeless fashion, raw sexuality and a rock ‘n’ roll attitude, Cairo Gold blurs the lines of genre with her sound, charisma, and fearless ability to push the limits of her artistry to enable her voice.
What is the story behind your latest single “New Type of Woman”?
There’s no story per say. I was just inspired by all the unapologetic women in my life and in the world today who live freely and unapologetically.
When did you realize music was your calling?
I always knew deep down. It just took a little while to drown out other people’s opinions so I could act on it.
How would you best describe your sound?
Soulful, contemporary, urban, pop, and honest.
What do you hope listeners take away from your music?
Whatever they want! I am not attached to people’s impressions of me or my music. How they feel about my art is completely up to them.
How have you evolved and become a “new type of woman” since first starting out?
I have never stopped sharpening my tools and educating myself. I’m way more self-sufficient. I started out just writing and singing. Now I write, sing, play piano and guitar, produce beats, do vocal production, negotiate deals, manage myself, A&R …I never stopped learning and growing and never will.
Who are your dream collaborators?
Prince, Drake, Post Malone.
Is there a possibility to perform your new music live?
Sure, I hope so! I don’t see why not.
What are some albums that really shaped you as an artist?
Led Zeppelin’s Mothership, Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, and soooo many others along the way!