New Release: Gia Margaret – Smoke

Photo Credit: Rachel Winslow

Chicago singer, songwriter and producer Gia Margaret has unveiled the second track from her debut album There’s Always Glimmer, out 27th July

Take a listen to Smoke, below…

“Smoke is one of the older songs on the album,” Margaret says. “It’s just something sparse I wrote to reflect on how beautiful the surrender of building a home with someone can be. It’s about sense memory and vulnerability. More specifically all the complicated feelings and memories that something as unremarkable as the scent of smoke can bring. Moving into an apartment with another for the first time and going from childhood home to “adulthood” was a transition. I wanted to capture how much I loved that apartment and the peaceful and still feeling that person and place enveloped me in. I hope the music speaks louder than my plain words. That was sort of my intent with this one”

Gia Margaret describes her music as “sleep rock.” It’s a genre all of her own, combining elements of folk, shoegaze, slowcore, ambient electronica and trip hop. For her self-produced debut album, There’s Always Glimmer, Gia Margaret crafted twelve gorgeously melancholic lullabies to combat her own insomnia, and to salvage some beauty from the brighter and darker moments of her life