New Release & Video: Gia Margaret – Birthday

Gia Margaret has made a video with director Matt Gehl for her new single, ‘Birthday’, a track taken from her new record There’s Always Glimmer

Take a look below…

The fruit of years of endeavour, ‘There’s Always Glimmer’ represents a time in Gia’s life when she had to balance her creative urges with the basic need to pay rent. A Chicago native, she excelled at both piano and guitar growing up, later finding solace in writing songs hidden away in her bedroom. Informed by greats such as Nick Drake, Linda Perhacs, The Roches and Connie Converse, she became increasingly confident that music could become more than a hobby, buoyed by the receptive audience her demos and cover series found online. Still, she decided not to rush, instead biding her time until she felt she had the right body of work to make an album ready for the daylight

That time came last year when she stepped forward with the self-produced There’s Always Glimmer, twelve tracks of raw honesty and heartbreak. Culled from Gia’s rich archive, ten tracks were recorded in a studio with the help of Nick Papaleo, who also mixed the album with her, while two of her home recordings also made the final cut (‘Groceries’ and ‘In Normal Ways’), anchoring the record to where it all began

‘There’s Always Glimmer’ incorporates elements of folk, shoegaze and ambient electronics, whilst retaining the delicate and exposed charm of Gia’s demos. Things might seem gloomy on first listen with her lyrics exploring anxiety, depression and alienation, surfacing memories she’d rather forget, but as hinted by the album’s title, hope lies within

There’s Always Glimmer is coming out on May 24th outside of North America on Dalliance Recordings; Gia will support the release with a run of instore performances, returning in September to play End of the Road Festival before heading out on her first run of headline UK dates

Upcoming Tour Dates

May 10 – The Great Escape, Brighton, United Kingdom
12 – Ohibo, Milan, Italy
14 – Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland
15 – La Romandie, Lausanne, Switzerland
16 – L’Epicerie Moderne, Feyzin (Lyon), France
18 – Le Fuzz’Yon, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
19 – Les Abattoirs, Cognac, France
21 – Krakatoa, Mérignac, France
22 – L’Astrolabe, Orleans, France
23 – TRIX, Antwerp, Belgium
25 – Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands
26 – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
29 – Rough Trade West, London, United Kingdom
30 – Rough Trade, Bristol, United Kingdom
August 30 – Big Next Weekend, Gent, Belgium
31 – Into The Great Wide Open, Vlieland, Netherlands
September 1 – End of the Road Festival, Dorset, United Kingdom
2 – YES, Manchester, United Kingdom
4 – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds, United Kingdom
5 – Old St Pancras Church, London, United Kingdom
7 – The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom
8 – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, United Kingdom
10 – Cinetol, Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 – Le Pop Up Du Label, Paris, France