When a snippet of the song was first leaked, Titanic Sinclair claimed that the snippet was fake in a now-deleted reply to a fan on Twitter, though most fans doubted this statement. An uploader could also receive a copyright warning from Island Records if the snippet was uploaded on YouTube.
"Guns & Gold" is a slow song that includes instruments not common in Poppy's music, such as violin and piano. The song tackles controversial topics such as pollution, gun violence and corrupt corporations. The repeated lyric "Guns, gold and control" is likely referring to things that make humans feel powerful, such as owning firearms, money and control over other people.
- On October 19th, 2018, Poppy made an edit to the Genius song bio of "Guns & Gold", stating "This song was written in 2012".
- Unlike other unreleased songs that she edited, she did not replace the bio with "This is not a Poppy song" or "This is not a song by Poppy".
- The original filename of the song is "Guns and Gold_LEGRuff_031114".
- The leaked version is most likely a demo due to the original .mp3 file having "ruff" in the title, which is likely an abbreviation for "rough demo".
- ↑ https://soundcloud.com/thatpoppyarchive/guns-gold
- ↑ https://web.archive.org/web/20180427194924/https://twitter.com/titanicsinclair/status/856943316809560064