I just spent a week in England. It was so nice to be in a country I've been connected with for a long time now. Most of the artists and bands you've seen on house in the sand are from the UK.
During my time there, one of my favourite artists released a new song + music video.
And we all know, I just need to share music I love with you.
So, let's put today's spotlight on Gabrielle Aplin's newest release.
Gabrielle Aplin is a singer/songwriter from Bath, England. To genrefy her you could use acoustic sprinkled with rock and folk elements.
Gabrielle made herself a name by uploading videos on YouTube of her covering songs like 'My Heart' by Paramore or 'The Liar and The Lighter' by You Me At Six.
She didn't mean to upload covers though, it was a friend who told her to upload some music and see what happens.
So far 'Gabby' has played tons of festivals, supported John Mayer on tour and sold quite a few copies of her record and the EPs.
She released her debut album "English Rain" in May 2013.
Earlier this week Gabrielle announced the release of her upcoming record which is available for preorder now.
Along with the exciting announcement, the musician presented us her music video for the title track of the album, "Light Up The Dark".
The song grabs your attention by sounding more mysterious and slightly rockier than Gabrielle's previous material. The e-guitar is more dominant, the bassline is more present, the percussion and drum section compliment each other.
When it comes to lyrics, it's no news that Miss Aplin knows how to win us over. The songwriter manages to tell stories in a way that makes you think about each word she uses and the reason behind it.
The vocals vary from hugging the instrumentals in the verses to standing on their own in the choruses.
To say it in one word? Brilliant!
This is a song you don't want to miss, so feel free to watch it now, on house in the sand.
If you are from Germany, here's a link for you to watch the video.
Thank you for reading!
Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image & Video: Gabrielle Aplin (image: Facebook)