Historically, this precious metal has always been desired due to its relative rarity and attractive colour.
Fittingly, the cover artwork of Danish soul singer Nanna.B new EP Golden* does indeed look desirable as it gleams in pure golden hues.
Now based in LA, does Nanna's five-track EP contain any musical nuggets within this shiny exterior?
We've been following the singer (Benjamin Sedoc) for a while, and his latest single titled - Friends, hears him reach new heights.
Despite the title's sexual connotations, the single is instead a lovers plea for a partner to decide on their future. Produced by Christian Mombrú this smooth, soulful pop track eases away stress with gentle guitar strings and sweet harmonies.
Kriswontwo continues his exploration of beats and effects, and layers this track with slowed vocals and delicate, soulful vibes.
The charming video introduces us the smartly dressed, dreadlocked singer who sounds like a combination of James Brown and modern soul legend Charles Bradley.
For many vinyl records have never been away, however over the past few years sales have been under a renaissance.
With digital streaming sources like Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud providing instant gratification, the desire for a real and tangible version of your favourite music is on the rise too.
We last saw Amanda Wium giving a scintillating performance at Soulful Tuesdays at Mojo’s Blues Bar earlier this year. Clearly this young Danish singer has started to find her voice as we listen to her on two videos recently posted.
The first is a soulful teaser of her forthcoming single 'Energy'.
A couple kiss, slowly, longingly, and passionately. The camera remains fixed, focused on the pair as their mouths explore one another and their hands gently stroke and caress their bare skin.
This was exactly how we first discovered the Finnish duo group Humus (Heikki/Tiia) in 2013 with the sensual video which features lead singer Tiia and her real-life partner in a soulful version of the ‘Whole Lotta love’ classic, originally sang by Led Zeppelin.
Scandinaviansoul.com triple Award winner Marie Dahlstrom finds another perfect male singer (Jeremy Passion) to compliment her on the brand new track Forget me Nots - a cover version of the classic 1982 track by Patrice Rushen.
So there I was, talking to a Hungarian songwriter, when in walks the stunning Swedish soul/blues singer Jasmine Kara, dressed in leopard skin, and says....
You could easily think that this was the opening to a bizarre dream or the start of a strange joke, but it actually happened.
Well... okay... kind of.