Gavin Turek and ‘Madame Gold’: How the LA funk singer tried to make a hit record during COVID

Typically a debut record makes a statement — it’s an artist’s entrance into their hopefully long and fruitful career. But sometimes that debut is delayed after years of grinding in the industry. That’s the story behind LA-based funk singer Gavin Turek’s debut album called “Madame Gold.” 

Six years ago, Spin Magazine called Gavin Turek a rising artist to watch. Since then, she’s toured the world with major acts like Tokimonsta and Mayer Hawthorne. She put out an EP. But despite that success, releasing a full-length album wasn’t easy.