Album: single release only (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the debut solo single by the American singer and Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice. The song was written by Tove Nilsson, Peter Thomas, Jason Weiss, Sam Shrieve, Ben Camp, Jakob Jerlström and Ludvig Söderberg. Victoria told Artist Direct: "I've been working on my own album for a while now, and I've been writing music since I was 16. Now that Victorious is over, I'm venturing into my solo music world. 'Gold' was played for me, and I thought it was fun and catchy. I thought it had a great groove and vibe to it. It's definitely pop music you can hear on the radio, but it's more mature than the other stuff I've been doing. I clicked with it."

    The song was premiered on On Air With Ryan Seacrest on June 17, 2013 and released the following day via Columbia Records. The digital single also includes the song "Shake" as a B-side.
  • Victoria said to Artist Direct of the song's sassy, flirtatious lyrics: "I love it because I'm singing from a stance of female empowerment. It's not like I'm saying, 'I'm gold you should love me because I'm amazing and awesome' [Laughs]. It's more like, 'I feel empowered about myself. I feel good as a woman. I have self-respect. You should go for me!'"
  • Victoria's love interest in the video is played by Colton Haynes. The Teen Wolf star also featured in the visual for Leona Lewis' single, "Trouble."

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