It’s a golden moment for Victoria Justice…
The 20-year-old half-Puerto Rican singer/actress has unveiled her debut single “Gold,” which was released to digital retailers on Tuesday, June 18, after premiering on Ryan Seacrest‘s syndicated radio show one day earlier.
Justice’s “Gold” follows in the pop-rock footsteps of Kelly Clarkson and P!nk, with the former Victorious star keeping things light with some PG-rated “we’re more than friends!” exclamations and tossed-off rapping in the bridge.
Justice gives her Nickelodeon fans an airy, accessible introduction to her first proper solo album.
“It definitely falls under the category of pop, but it’s my own vibe,” Justice told Billboard about the album earlier this month. “When you hear these songs…the people that know me are like, ‘This is so Vic!’ It’s 100 percent my personality, messages I want to get across. Some of the songs are really fun, upbeat stuff you can dance to, and then I have some songs that are a little more introspective, a little more mellow. It’s just all me, basically, so it’s very cool.”
Along with “Gold,” Justice has offered a non-single bonus track, “Shake,” to fans eager for new music.
Justice will perform the single and her older favorites when she kicks off her summer tour alongside Big Time Rush on June 21 in Los Angeles.