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Gabrielle Aplin announces new album, Dear Happy

By | Published on Thursday 12 September 2019

Gabrielle Aplin

Gabrielle Aplin has announced that she will release her third album, ‘Dear Happy’, early next year. Alongside the announcement, she also released new single ‘Kintsugi’.

“I’m so excited to release ‘Dear Happy’ into the world”, she says. “It’s been a few years in the works as I figured out what I wanted to say with my third album. Without knowing it at the time, the start of this album coincided with the moment I made a definitive decision to start to unravel and rewire my brain. ‘Dear Happy’ subsequently became a documentation of this journey to myself. I wanted to use writing as a way of understanding”.

She continues: “Sonically I wanted to capture these moments and experiences in a positive light. I want to listen back to these songs in five years and hear happiness and positivity. It’s an album about saying ‘fuck it!” to your worries and insecurities. Or maybe it’s an album that invites your worries and insecurities to sit with you. It’s an album about saying ‘no’. It’s an album about saying ‘YES’. It’s an album that is a past, present and future letter to myself”.

On the new single, she adds: “‘Kintsugi’ is inspired by the Japanese artform based on the idea of ‘precious scars’, where they glue precious ceramics back together with gold, and that became incredibly significant for me”.

‘Dear Happy’ will be out on 17 Jan. Watch the video for ‘Kintsugi’ here:

Aplin will also be touring the UK and Ireland in March. Tickets go on sale on 20 Sep. Here are the dates:

4 Mar: Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
5 Mar: Liverpool, Academy 2
6 Mar: Newcastle, Wylam Brewery
7 Mar: Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
9 Mar: Belfast, Limelight
10 Mar: Dublin, Olympia Theatre
12 Mar: Leeds, Stylus
13 Mar: Cardiff, Y Plas
14 Mar: Nottingham, Rock City
16 Mar: Brighton, Concorde 2
17 Mar: London, Shepherds Bush Empire
18 Mar: Bristol, SWX