Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Introducing... Gabrielle Aplin
With over 16 million YouTube views, it's fair to say 19 year old singer/songwriter Gabrielle Aplin has got her career off to a rather good start.
Citing her influences as The Fray and Joni Mitchell, her affectation for gentle, lullaby-like acoustic melodies is clear - the title track from her Home EP is a beautiful, sweeping piece of music with a maturity far beyond Aplin's scant years.
There's an essence of pastoral innocence to Aplin's songs, carried so well in the clarity and warmth of her voice that speaks with real connectivity - Did we mention she does up-tempo too? The rollicking Mumford & Sons-esque gallop of Keep Pushing Me sounds like obvious single material, a marked statement of intent in a post Ellie Goulding world.
Following two previous EP release over the course of the last fourteen months (both of which charted highly on iTunes), the Home EP is clearly the sound of a bright, up and coming talent keen not to rest on her laurels. As the BBC Introducing video of Never Fade shows, Aplin might be young, but the well-roundedness of her tracks speaks of an eagerness ready to speak out to the masses.
The Home EP is released on January 9th.