The dream-like video (directed by Charlotte Rutherford – Marina & The Diamonds ‘Blue’, Fickle Friends ‘Brooklyn’, MO ‘Not In Love’) features Gabrielle performing her single amongst glorious countryside and empty suburban streets while a beautiful cast of bleary-eyed dancers accompany her with contemporary drama.
Regarding the single and video, Gabrielle says, “‘Waking Up Slow’ as a song is about appreciating life as it is and focusing on the positives and deciding to just be. I wanted to focus the video around the idea of not being able to sleep, and turning that night into an adventure instead of a frustration with no real line between reality and a dream. I wanted to incorporate an all female cast to blur the lines between day time and night time whilst having fun with fashion and colour.”
‘Waking Up Slow’ is proving a big hit at radio and has been featured as ‘Record Of The Week’ at Radio 1 and has been added to the Radio 2 playlist. Gabrielle has also received great support from press with the likes of The Sun, Metro, Sunday Times, The Observer and many more besides all featuring the singer and raving about her new music.
The song has clocked up well over 1.4 MILLION plays on Spotify and Gabrielle recently revealed a stunning acoustic version of the track, which has received over 5 MILLION plays on Facebook alone.
‘Waking Up Slow’ opens the forthcoming Avalon EP, which is joined by the beautiful electro-pop of ‘Say Nothing’, the mesmeric guitars and worldly rhythms of ‘Used To’, while the huge pop anthem ‘Stay’ closes the record.
Gabrielle will be completing a headline tour of the UK through October in support of the EP, with all dates now completely sold out. The six-date tour starts at Glasgow’s Oran Mor on October 19th and finishes at The Venue, London on October 26th. Full tour dates can be found below:
GABRIELLE APLIN TOUR DATES
19/10 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
20/10 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
22/10 – Cambridge, The Junction
23/10 – Brighton, Concorde 2
24/10 – Bristol, Bristol Trinity
26/10 – London, The Venue
PRAISE FOR ‘WAKING UP SLOW’
“A mega-chorused, glistening pop banger of the highest order” – The Observer
“The folk singer embraces her inner electro-popster on this Lostboy-produced beauty, and sounds to the manner born” – Sunday Times
“One of 2017’s best singles” – PopJustice
“One of her strongest to date” – MTV