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After releasing tropical house inspired ‘Miss You’ just under a year ago, Gabrielle Aplin is back with new EP Avalon, set for release on 6 October via her own Never Fade Records. Featuring recent single ‘Waking Up Slow’, an upbeat pop track full of subtle piano, great harmonies and a super catchy chorus, the EP also features new tracks ‘Say Nothing’, ‘Used To Do’ and ‘Stay’.

Continuing the pop vibe, a contrast to Aplin’s traditionally acoustic sound, ‘Say Nothing’ eloquently narrates the story of a broken relationship that could be easily mended by a few meaningful words, but isn’t. ‘Used To Do’ opens with slow, tender vocals, gentle piano and acoustic guitar notes, before breaking into a chorus full of striking percussion, with Aplin magnificently belting the lyrics “nobody loves me like you used to do // do you still need me like you used to do?”. Finally, with electronic undertones and mystical sounding synth, ‘Stay’ is a track built heavily around Aplin’s amazing vocal range, and hints at her old acoustic style through its sections of isolated vocals.

With her new sound heading in a very different direction to that of her previous material, we’re excited to see where Gabrielle Aplin’s music takes her next.

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Gabrielle Aplin’s Avalon is out this Friday, October 6th, via Never Fade Records, and is available to pre-order now

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