Gal Musette Shares Her Brand New Single "Summertime"


Indie-folk singer Gal Musette is releasing “Summertime,” the second single from her upcoming debut album, Backwards Lullaby . Having most recently released her single, “Honeymoon” and previously a three-track EP, Gal Musette’s discography is small but growing quickly by the tens of thousands each week.

Releasing just in time for the new season, “Summertime” perfectly welcomes the warmer weather with an upbeat folk sound that hasn’t been heard in quite some time. Gal reintroduces this hybrid folk genre with a modern twist, including vocal layering and a melody that becomes increasingly more complex throughout the song adding both a sense of joy and unfamiliarity to the already magical track. As the weather becomes warmer, we raise a facade and temporarily forget present troubles.

'Summertime’ seems like a love song, but is actually about a friendship falling apart. It’s about that kind of friend you meet and immediately connect with on an intense level, then after a few months, you meet each other’s demons and your mutual perceptions of the friendship are shaken.

Gal Musette is the nom de plume of Grace Freeman, a musical prodigy who began writing piano-based lyrical compositions and performing at open mics in her home city of San Clemente, CA at the age of 10. Her graceful approach to melody-driven indie-folk and French chansons has captured audiences all over Southern California. At age 14, inspired by The Magnetic Fields’ triple album 69 Love Songs , Gal recorded her own collection titled 70 Love Songs , which caught the attention of the band and won her an opening slot on a few of their Midwestern U.S. tour dates. In more recent years, Gal has opened for several renowned artists such as Macy Gray, Suzanne Vega, Todd Snyder, and Donavon Frankenreiter.

While her artist name is taken from bal-musette , the accordion-based, waltz-style French instrumental music, Gal’s primary inspiration is drawn from artists including Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, Bjork, Cocteau Twins, Irving Berlin, and The Cure.

In October 2021, Gal will be releasing her debut album, Backwards Lullaby , featuring a vocal duet with one of her biggest musical inspirations, Rufus Wainwright. The upcoming album explores the pangs of hopeless romances and unrequited love, what it’s like to move beyond idealized love into the acceptance of what is real and constant, as well as the cyclical nature of life and love in relationships.

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