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.