Words: Kieran Webber | Header Image: Alessandra Leimer
The Essex raised, Berlin based psych artist has recently shared the title track from her forthcoming album ‘Psychogeology’ which is set for release February 15th via Bronzerat.
The captivating single is an explorative platter os brooding psychedlia that dances delicately in the transcendent. The slow jam puts focus on the warm vocals of Gemma, creating a enchanting atmosphere.
Speaking about the new track she says: “This song sums up a thread that runs through the record, of how natural architecture can reflect and affect state of mind. It’s a road song, or at least, it was largely written on the road and inspired by driving through epic landscapes whilst touring, particularly in the US and New Zealand. Believe it or not, this originally had a James Brown-style funk rhythm, but I broke it back down into a more expansive mood that is more in keeping with the lyrics.”
She continues: “The musicians that joined me on the record are ace (Gris-de-lin, Andy Zammit, Ed Turner), and I was also lucky enough to have another great guest musician with me for this song: the flute is played by Claudio Jolowicz of The Polyversal Souls – a German-Ghanaian/Afrobeat group based in Berlin.”
Listen to ‘Psychogeology’ here:
UK Tour Dates
Feb 28: Ramsgate Music Hall
Mar 1: Leek, Foxlowe Arts Centre
Mar 2: Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
Mar 3: Newcastle, Cobalt
Mar 5: London, Dalston Victoria