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Angélica Garcia - Gemelo (Preorder 07/06/24)

Angélica Garcia - Gemelo (Preorder 07/06/24)

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Angélica Garcia - Gemelo

Label: Partisan Records - PTKF3036-3 - 0720841303633
Format: LP, Album, Clear
Country: UK
Released: 7th Jun 2024
Genre: Alternative/Modern
Style: Alternative/Modern

Gemelo is the new album from songwriter and pop auteur Angélica Garcia. Its title is a reference to the twin self – the idea of a second, more intuitive self within. It’s a vibrant, prismatic hybrid-pop record that soundtracks a journey through the different stages and forms of grief. Angélica explores its inherent loneliness, beauty, and tension, eventually finding liberation. Gemelo also expertly deconstructs facets of universal themes like religion, spirit, heritage, womanhood, and ancestral veneration.

Born in East LA with Mexican and Salvadoran lineage, Angélica embodies the essence of contemporary America, a cultural landscape continually evolving through its fusion with rich Hispanic influences. In a reflection of modern America itself, Gemelo also marks Garcia’s first album sung almost entirely in Spanish, inviting listeners to reconsider what they think an American record can be.

Gemelo was produced by Carlos Arévalo of LA-based rock band Chicano Batman, his first time working in such a role. Sequenced with extreme intent, the album progresses from a delicate, tender entry on Side A which serves almost like a meditation, to the visceral intensity of Side B, which immerses into the difficult, at times terrifying work of healing. With growth and exploration like wind behind her, Garcia arrives at her clearest and most fully realized vision of self on Gemelo.

Gemelo is the anticipated follow-up to her 2020 breakthrough Cha Cha Palace, which featured on several year-end lists and brought Angélica to NPR’s Tiny Desk.

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