Gia Margaret / New Track, Plays TGE This Friday, European Tour with Novo Amor & Debut Album Out May 24th
With her critically acclaimed debut album, 'There’s Always Glimmer', finally getting released outside North America later this month and ahead of her playing The Line of Best Fit’s showcase at The Great Escape in Brighton this Friday & then touring Europe with Novo Amor, Gia Margaret is today releasing a new, acoustic version of ‘Smoke’, a bewitching song about buried emotions and also a firm fan favourite.
Growing up in Chicago, Gia Margaret spent the formative years of her life focusing on the art of classical piano composition. However, after hearing such greats as Nick Drake, Stina Nordenstam, The Roches, and Connie Converse, Gia developed an itch for writing and recording a different type of music. The result was her self-produced debut album 'There’s Always Glimmer', an album that grew via word of mouth from a low-key release in the US to ending 2018 across multiple international critics’ Best Of lists.
'There’s Always Glimmer' incorporates elements of folk, shoegaze and ambient electronics, all while retaining the delicate and exposed charm of Gia’s demos. Things might seem dark on first listen - her lyrics exploring anxiety, depression and alienation, surfacing memories she’d rather forget – but as hinted by the album’s title, hope lies within. There’s Always Glimmer is coming out on May 24th outside of North America on Dalliance Recordings; Gia will support the release with a tour of Europe with Novo Amor, a run of instore performances, before returning in September to play End of the Road Festival and heading out on her first run of headline UK dates. The album is available to pre-order on vinyl and CD, and the digital release will contain two previously unreleased new tracks – an acoustic version of ‘Smoke’ and a brand-new track, ‘Babies’.
Press Quotes: "There's Always Glimmer is an ode to both over-thinking and new resolve, and is utterly beautiful." The Sunday Times "Twilit, bittersweet songs with delicate electronica and haunting 90s alt-rock." The Guardian (4/5)
"Resonant and bittersweet, dreamily electronic. On the Mazzy Star / Sharon Van Etten continuum, here's another great place to linger." MOJO (4/5) “Even when she sings of aching sadness, she does it with the kind of hushed, intimate beauty that sounds like a soft glow in the darkness. There’s always glimmer.” Stereogum
“It’s uncertainty about the future that suffuses There’s Always Glimmer... (her) ultimately futile battle with time is well fought: Her lullabies are hypnotic enough to delay the transitions she dreads—to stop the ticking clock —for half an hour, at least.” Pitchfork
“If you missed out on release, take pause and spend time with one of this year’s most remarkable debuts.” The Line of Best Fit
“A record of abundance, of resonance, and gut-punches but always fragility.” GoldFlakePaint