With its crystalline vocals, mellow pacing, and lush production, “Gold” has amassed over 3 million listens on Spotify in little more than a year. Though it wasn’t the first single released by 21-year-old singer-songwriter Kiiara, it’s her highest-charting song to date — and was even used in the background of an Apple Watch commercial in 2015. The song’s success is most likely due to the fact that it straddles multiple genres, appealing not only to fans of pop and electronica, but also those who like house and trap. In March, Kiiara followed “Gold” with an EP called low kii savage, and though none of the five tracks reach the same anthemic heights as its lead single, the record is still rather catchy, without coming across as too saccharine or formulaic. Sweet though her voice may be, Kiiara also has a thing for sprinkling rather macabre and surprising lines into her music, like “When the roof was on fire, you never let me know” and “I missed you in the basement / But your brother was a good substitute for you.” Oh, and if you listen to “Gold” and mistake the line “Gold up in my teeth” for “Caught up in my tea,” you’re not alone.
Kiiara at 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, at Rickshaw Stop. $25; rickshawstop.com.