The single, produced by Lostboy, finds Aplin in jubilant mood, with her stunning voice bolstered by dreamy guitars and synths, and soaring on the vibrant, feel-good pop chorus.
Regarding the single Aplin says, “‘Waking Up Slow’ is a super positive song! It's about that euphoric "aha!" moment after feeling perhaps misplaced, or stagnant. It's about that moment where you decide to just let go, letting what will be, be and choosing to be present.”
From originally establishing herself as a teenage internet sensation, posting covers to YouTube, Gabrielle Aplin has ridden a whirlwind career of success. She topped the UK charts with her incredible cover of ‘The Power Of Love’ in 2012, and saw her 2013 debut album English Rain certified gold. That album featured the Top 10 hits ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’, ‘Home’, ‘Salvation’ and ‘Panic Cord’.
With extensive international touring, Aplin racked up a further three No.1s worldwide and released her second album Light Up The Dark in 2015 to huge acclaim worldwide. In 2016 she released the Miss You EP, which has clocked up over 40 MILLION streams across Spotify and Apple Music.
Now in 2017 she returns with ‘Waking Up Slow’, the first taste of music from the Avalon EP, which features a reborn Gabrielle Aplin embracing a whole host of styles from the familiar to the excitingly new. It’s an EP that will delight her existing fans and win her millions of new ones across the globe.
Ahead of the release, Aplin has been playing festivals all over the UK this summer, including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party and a headline set at Leopallooza, among many others. She also completed a sold-out tour in Japan and will head out on tour throughout the UK, America and Canada this autumn. Full tour dates can be found below:
GABRIELLE APLIN TOUR DATES
AMERICA & CANADA
14/09 – Massachusetts, Sonia
15/09 – Toronto, Velvet Underground
16/09 – Philadelphia, The Foundry
17/09 – New York, Bowery Ballroom
20/09 – Washington, U Street Music Hall
22/09 – Chicago, Bottom Lounge
23/09 – Minneapolis, Amsterdam
24/09 – Kansas City, Record City
26/09 – Denver, Larimer Lounge
28/09 – Salt Lake City, Kilby Lounge
30/09 – Seattle, Chop Suey
01/10 – Portland, Holocene
03/10 – San Francisco, Great American Music Hall
04/10 – San Diego, Music Box
06/10 – West Hollywood, Troubador
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