Having made a welcome return with the release of her stunning new single ‘Ruins’, as featured on Spotify New Music Friday and Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 Breakfast show, Gabriella Cilmi today releases the video for the new track, which was filmed at Eastcote studio where the single was recorded.
“We filmed the video up at Eastcote where we recorded the EP! I love that studio because it doesn’t have a new studio smell and it feels well worn in – Bob Marley owned the mixing desk at some point! The video is made up of footage of us recording the EP. We took turns filming each other on our i-phones or whatever camera we could get our hands on. I take responsibility for the wobbly bits. Eliot, who produced the EP, edited the video too, so it’s all in-house. Special shout out to Eliot’s son and the tiny kids choir made up of his school friends – if you listen close you can hear them on ‘Ruins’…I’m not sure they could relate to the lyrics but they were so cute!!”
The ‘Sweet About Me’ hit-maker returns with a more mature and authentic sound. ‘Ruins’ is a beautiful piece of gilded country-soul, her husky voice set against that graceful acoustic guitar. If it feels incredibly natural then that’s because it is – this is her voice, her vision, and her life. Listen here – https://ffm.to/gcruins
Working with her brother Joseph as co-songwriter and Eliot James as producer, the three stripped her music to the core. Her forthcoming new EP is the bravest, most explicitly honest thing Gabriella Cilmi has ever done.
Gabriella says, “I am beyond excited to release new music again. It feels like I’ve been in hibernation for far too long and it would be nice to get out and tour…‘Ruins’ was one of those tunes that came about really quickly. It was the first time Eliot and I had worked together in about 5 years. At that point I knew that with the new record I wanted to take things back to basics so we recorded the demo pretty simply and quickly with just guitar and piano. I didn’t want to spend years on a vocal take. I wanted it to feel spontaneous, more like a live performance. The song is basically a warning to take care and treasure the ones you love. It’s just as easy to build a relationship up as it is to tear it down.”
Gabriella Cilmi enjoyed phenomenal success at an incredibly young age. Still a teen when breakout single ‘Sweet About Me’ conquered the globe, the Australian artist was thrust into the glare of the spotlight, enjoying chart success after chart success. Over a decade later, Gabriella has blossomed as an independent artist and having taken things back to their roots, she has found her path, and she intends to see where it leads.