Angélica Garcia

Los Angeles’ pop experimentalist Angélica Garcia has announced her debut album ‘Gemelo’ (translating to ‘Twin’ in English) on 07 June 2024 via Partisan Records.

The album was produced by Carlos Arévalo (Chicano Batman) and recorded over a month and a half in Virginia. There Angélica discovered and tapped into a fresh pop auteur perspective, creating music that is searing and borderless, free of cultural confinement and challenging the notion that singing in English is a prerequisite for creating American music.

It’s clear Angélica has a major Spring and Summer in store, with a headline UK/EU tour and festival performances at The Great Escape, Latitude, Primavera Sound and more. She’s also fresh from debuting a brand-new live show supporting Estevie and playing SXSW in Austin.

The news of ‘Gemelo’ arrives with lead single “Color De Dolor” which explores the acknowledgement of grief in kaleidoscopic pop clarity and is a testament to Angélica’s philosophy of life. The song, translating to “the colour of pain,” is an anthem for processing how pain and beauty, rage and peace, sadness and joy all form the colours with which we render and process existence.

“Grief is nuanced, and sometimes pain can be intertwined with beauty”, says Angélica. “Gemelo is a body of work that explores the process of grieving – acknowledging the light and shadow within it. “Color De Dolor” was the first song that was written for ‘Gemelo’. It’s also the first song on the record where I face grief for what it is. I wanted “Color De Dolor” to feel very textured and lush, like you’re walking through a jungle. To me, its kaleidoscopic quality shows sadness and beauty.”

The video for “Color De Dolor” was directed by Barcelona-born filmmaker Sergi Castellà, and shot in Simi Valley, CA.

WATCH HERE:

‘Gemelo’ is crucial for Angélica, marking not only her first album sung almost entirely in Spanish, but her first deeply probing the ancestral altar, having in recent years devoted herself to a process of monumental deconstruction — of religion, spirit, heritage, and womanhood, in turn confronting grief and finding liberation. “It was like getting dropped into ice water,” she says.

Raised in El Monte by Mexican and El Salvadoran parents, Garcia has been surrounded by music her entire life – her mother was an artist who had a top 40 Hot 100 hit and her stepfather was in A&R prior to becoming a priest. Now, with growth and exploration like wind behind her, Garcia has arrived at her clearest and most fully-realised vision of self.

Angélica Garcia 2024 UK Tour Dates:

Bristol The Louisiana, 10 June
Manchester The Castle Hotel, 11
London The Lower Third, 12
Suffolk Latitude Festival, 26 July

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Angélica Garcia ‘Gemelo’ Full Album Tracklisting:

Reflexiones
Color De Dolor
Juanita
Ángel [eterna]
Mirame
Y Grito
El Que
Intuición
Gemini
Paloma

Image Credit: PRESS

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