Sam Feldt is back, this time with a bright and hopeful ballad that features deep vocals from Kate Ryan, a singer whose only previous collaboration was with Avicii on his early track “Run Away.” The thoughtful singer says she first fell in love with Fedlt’s sound on his version of “Show Me Love.”
“I choose my collabs wisely, and I haven’t released many of them in my career,” Ryan tells Billboard Dance. “I’m so happy Sam and I got to work together on this song. I had the melodies and a basic idea for the song, but it needed something extra. It was a challenge for me because ‘Gold’ has a more indie feel and a bittersweet mystery and magic to it that needed to be captured. So when I reached out to him and he came back with his version I was immediately convinced that his touch is what this song needed. This collaboration is a dream come true.”
“Gold” is a hushed house groove that would play perfectly on a summer evening right as sunset turns to dusk. Feldt says he’s proud of the way the track blends his organic electronics with Kate’s “soothing and almost mystical” performance. The song is out in full Friday, Jan. 18, but you can listen to it in full a day early below, exclusively on Billboard Dance.