We caught up with singer-songwriter Angel Gold to talk music, style icons, and what’s on the agenda for 2017…
Tell us about yourself…
What does a day in the life of Angel Gold look like?
Wake up to some Fitness and get on the phone with my team before I hop in the car and go. I have meetings, sessions, and I try to balance family time, having tea with my niece who just turned 12.
How would you describe your aesthetic and how does it inspire your music?
My desire and failures of love inspire my music a lot. It’s therapy for me when I sing and write.
Who’s the coolest person you’ve met so far?
Coolest person I have met and know is my Dad. He is the reason my family is involved in music and he always inspires me to keep going.
What’s the best gig you have ever played?
One of my favorite shows was at SXSW in Texas. Great crowd and energy.
Who would you like to collaborate with and why?
I’d love to work with Lauryn Hill. She is legendary! Cant leave out Sade for the same reason.
Why do you think the relationship between fashion and music is so strong?
All creative artistic people are created equal. We live for the culture and set trends for the world.
What’s your favourite music video?
Michael Jackson had some of the best videos I’ve ever seen. (All of them).
Who did you listen to growing up?
My dad was in Lakeside so I heard a lot of funk, soul, and jazz music in the house. I’m obsessed with live music because of that. That pretty much covers all genres with rock, alternative, gospel, and country.
Who’s your biggest musical inspiration?
I grew up loving Aretha Franklin, Prince, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston. I believe they are all timeless artists.
What’s your guilty pleasure, most played track?
I find myself listening to Distant Lover – Marvin Gaye more than I should.
Last album you listened to all the way through?
I listen to every album all the way through.
What track gives you goose bumps?
My music gives me goose bumps.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Cant live without my jackets. I hate being cold even in the summer when the AC is on high.
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
I must have my special soaps, lotions, and perfumes when I travel.
Feels like I have a piece of home with me.
Who is your style icon and why?
I always loved Aaliyah’s style. She always looked perfect for every occasion from stage to meet and greets.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
I desire classy, youthful, vibrant looks.
Comfortable and sporty is great too.
What best describes your style?
Depends on what day it is. My afternoon outfit choice will always be different from my evening selection.
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
I like the camo look. Something about the print is classic to me.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
Naomi Campbell must have one of the most diverse closets ever.
You can only wear one outfit for the rest of the year, what is it?
Jeans and a t-shirt with a leather jacket would be OK.
What emoji best describes you?
The Angel Gold (Smiley face with a Halo) of course.
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
I like the animal inst and nature pages. So cute.
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
What was the first thing you did thing morning?
Who would be in your ultimate girl gang?
Katy Perry, Beyonce, and Selena Gomez.
Tell us something weird about yourself?
I read books about everything including aliens and underworlds.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I’m wrapping up my project so just me right now.
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
I love Caribbean music so any Reggae will do.
What has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
I love Canada. It’s not too far and not too close to home.
What do you love about Missguided?
The clothes are so diverse. Seems like there’s an outfit for everyone and every occasion.
Where can we see you perform next?
I’m currently arranging a tour for my new project. So excited to share it with the world.
What’s on the agenda for 2017?
I will be spending a lot of time filming for TV but just as much time performing my music and expanding on my brand as an artist.
Wanna find out more? Follow Angel on Insta @iamangelgold