Having already delighted us with a flurry of warm and sweeping releases these last few months, US artist Gal Musette returns once again with her vibrant new effort 'Julia'.
Lifted from her forthcoming new album 'Backwards Lullaby', which is set to arrive next month, 'Julia' makes for a wonderfully intoxicating listen. With its sweet and seductive tones, soaring atmosphere, and her own captivating vocals at the helm, she is certainly building a strong reputation for herself with this one.
So with the new single out now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has inspired her most over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
To name a few- I loved Björk, No Doubt, The Magnetic Fields and The Cure.
What was the first album you remember owning?
“Stripped” by Christina Aguilera.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
“Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell and “I don’t know what it is” by Rufus Wainwright.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
The main thing is I need to be alone with no one listening.. and I tend to write very late at night.
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
At the moment, Fanny Bloom, Ethan Gruska, Billie Eilish, and Andy Shauf.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Oof, that’s a tough one. A tie between Brian Wilson, Paul McCartney and Joni Mitchell..?!
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
Musical expression and the peace it brings me. Getting to meet/collaborate with so many talented people!
And what is the most frustrating part?
Social media, and carrying gear.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
“If you want to sing out, sing out” - Cat Stevens.
Gal Musette's new single 'Julia' is available to stream now. Watch the new video for it in the player below.