Genre-blending artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer GAZEL has shared her new single, ‘Walk On Land’. It’s the latest track to be taken from her upcoming debut album, Gazel’s Book Of Souls, out on October 4th.
Spellbinding vocals are complemented by a dance-inducing steel drum, which punctuates the track amid spacious, synth-led breakdowns, reaffirming the track’s intoxicating melodies.
‘Walk On Land’ is the fifth single to be taken from her enthralling debut album, Gazel’s Book Of Souls, following the captivating ‘Rain Is Coming’, ‘Mina’s Hymn’, ‘Pointing At The Moon’ and the ethereal ‘You’re Not Funny’. The album will be released on October 4th.
“When writing ‘Gazel’s Book of Souls’ I knew I wanted to create a mythological structure of the unconscious mind – like an imaginary psychic map,” says Gazel. “I wanted a theme for each song, each representing a different aspect of the human psychic tendency – grief, growth, technology, symbolism, problems of identity and belief in the mind’s fabrications. ‘Gazel’s Book of Souls’ is music that explores dreams, consciousness and the great mystery of the human mind.”
The album follows the myth-like story of a young girl who seeks to find the cause of a mysterious fire which destroyed her village, and in the process encounters a variety of ‘souls’ who dwell in her town’s collective unconscious, each of which is represented by a different track on the album. Influenced by Jungian archetypes, mystical philosophy and the folk music of her Middle-Eastern roots, the album is an eclectic and captivating blend of subtle electronica, folk and pop.
Following its release, Gazel will be taking her immersive and captivating live performance blending sonic, visual and spoken word elements on a run of headline shows, with dates in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Brighton and London.
Gazel has previously performed sold-out shows at venues including the Borderline, The Waiting Room, Birthdays and St Pancras Old Church, and appeared at this year’s Sound City. She has also received extensive radio support from the likes of Huw Stephens at Radio 1 and Tom Robinson at 6Music, as well as recently performing a session for talkRADIO.
10/10 – The Eagle Inn, Manchester
13/10 – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
19/10 – Sound Basement, Liverpool
20/10 – The Brunswick, Brighton
04/11 – St Pancras Old Church, London