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The English singer-songwriter has ventured into a new style of writing and music production with the single 'Call Me'. Hot Press are delighted to premiere Aplin's euphoric accompanying video below.
Singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin has released the stunning new video for her latest single 'Call Me'.
The English singer has released this latest single as an exciting taster of new music to come this year. 'Call Me' follows up Aplin's first release of 2022, single 'Honest' with her partner Alfie's band, Hudson Taylor.
According to a press release, Aplin has gained a "newly revitalised and evolving confidence" through 'Call Me'. The bright mixture of inde-folk/pop melodies artfully articulates introspective emotions with a powerful blend of an instant synth hook and Aplin's signature, emotive piano keys. Backed by her powerful folk-rooted vocals, the track scales up from peaceful, melodic verses into the full drama of the anthem-style chorus.
Speaking about the track, Gabrielle said: "In the various lockdowns I found myself wishing I’d done things and hadn’t done things when I had the chance. Big things and small things. I wish I’d gone on that random night out, I wish I hadn’t said that mean thing, I wish I called that person back, I wish I had sat out and enjoyed the sun.
"It’s like, if only I could go back in time and experience these things when I had the chance to. It’s as if I didn’t have the memories and experiences, I thought I’d need to get me through the extended solitude of early 2021. It’s kinda like, if you change your mind, I’ve changed my mind too so call me."
‘Call Me’ is the first product of the singer’s new naturalistic approach to writing and recording.
The press release also adds: "Having moved back to Somerset late in 2020, she (Aplin) began to write alone at home. Freed of the external factors that would subliminally influence her writing, she instead embraced the solitude, leading her to craft songs which purely reflect who she is as a person and as an artist."
The organic approach Gabrielle had taken was completed when the artist headed to The Larks Tongue recording studio in Buckinghamshire. The studio is based in the serene countryside, surrounded by wildlife.
Aplin worked with the BRIT Award-winning producer Mike Spencer (Years & Years, Cat Burns, Rudimental, Ellie Goulding) and the duo would "recreate the environment that Gabrielle was in when she first wrote the song." This process allowed Aplin to reconnect with that headspace in order to produce her unique work.
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Speaking about the 'Call Me' music video, the singer-songwriter said: "For this video I wanted to create something a little odd and gritty, and most importantly something that was fun to shoot. I’ve been lucky to make music videos in some incredible locations but I really wanted this one to feel closer to home.
"We shot locally in Bristol across two nights. I worked with the amazing Jamie Thraves, who has made some of my favourite videos. We initially wanted to make a horror movie, but Call Me needed something cinematic and musical, but it was important to me that it still had grit. So we decided to treat it as a weird little night time musical. As if it was a section of a big film, more than a pop video.
"It was such a wonderful experience running through the streets of Bristol singing my song to a city that I love!"
The singer has released multiple albums, EPs and singles which have seen the singer garner the massive landmark of one billion streams. This new track sees the artist vary away from the sound displayed in her 2020 album Dear Happy.
Check out the video for 'Call Me' below.
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