Rayvon finished fourth on Season 14 of American Idol and has since released about a half dozen stand-alone singles, including 2016’s “Can’t Fight It,” in which he came out as gay.
“Gold” was written with the same co-writer, Nate Merchant, Rayvon told Billboard in an interview published earlier this week.
“He was kind of diggin’ someone. I had just started dating my boyfriend and exploring being a gay man — I’ve never felt that emotion before, being with someone like that,” Rayvon said. “I’m getting chills right now just thinking about it. It’s been a long time coming for me to feel that.
“So that fueled us, and I just wanted to say, ‘Hey, you got me feeling good as gold.’ What better feeling do you have? Falling in love is such a beautiful thing.”
Rayvon, now 26, also told Billboard he’s working on a larger project.
Pre-Idol, Rayvon released a four-track EP called “Cycles” in 2014.