English singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin is pleased to announce a return to Belfast with a headline show at The Limelight 1 on Monday 9th March 2020. Gabrielle has announced the release of her forthcoming third album Dear Happy, due for release on January 17th via AWAL and her own label Never Fade Records. To mark the announcement, Gabrielle Aplin has released the brand new song ‘Kintsugi’. The bright pop track celebrates the strength and clearer perspective over past struggles.
Dear Happy is an uplifting pop record that chronicles Gabrielle’s life, and the experiences and cultures she has been inspired by whilst touring and travelling the world over the past couple of years.
Gabrielle has found great influence from her time spent in Japan, a country that she has visited and toured in six times. It is reflected throughout her work, and also stylistically in the beautiful video for ‘Nothing Really Matters’, taken from Dear Happy. Along with the Asian influence the video also depicts an artistic representation of the varying degrees of mental state that come with self-acceptance.
The love for her around the world in 2019 is no better demonstrated than from the single ‘Losing Me’, a dreamy collaboration between Gabrielle and JP Cooper, which featured in 36 New Music Friday Spotify playlists including the UK, achieving multi-million streams alongside great support from Radio 1, Radio 2 and more.
Gabrielle Aplin has worked with producers Mike Spencer (Tom Walker, Zara Larsson, Years & Years), Lostboy (Dua Lipa, Becky Hill, Sigala), The Barn Productions (Lewis Capaldi, Dean Lewis) and 5YA (Sigrid) on the new album.
Dear Happy features some of Gabrielle’s most personal lyrical moments alongside a breadth of music and influences not yet heard from her before. The record displays the wonderful diversity of Gabrielle Aplin as both a pop star and songwriter in 2019.
Whether she is singing a stripped back piano ballad or a huge pop song, her lyrical content and emotive vocal delivery remain at the forefront of her music.
The album title track closes and summaries the record perfectly; delicate piano touches build into beautiful pop production as Gabrielle sings the therapeutic song, which overcomes sadness and looks to a positive future.
2019 has also seen Gabrielle become an ever more prominent figure in promoting positivity and wellbeing for the wider world throughout her work today. She is a keen advocate for mental health awareness, animal rights and the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, which is highlighted in her vegan cooking series Food With Friends.
GABRIELLE APLIN MARCH UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES
4th – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
5th – Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
6th – Newcastle, Wylam Brewery
7th – Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
9th – Belfast, Limelight
10th – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
12th – Leeds, Stylus
13th – Cardiff, Y Plas
14th – Nottingham, Rock City
16th – Brighton, Concorde 2
17th – London, Shepherds Bush Empire
18th – Bristol, SWX
Tickets on sale Friday September 20th @ 10am from www.limelightbelfast.com, www.ticketmaster.ie Katy’s Bar & Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. Northern Ireland customers 0844 277 44 55 & Republic of Ireland customers 0818 719 300.