Gabrielle Aplin: Waking Up Slow Single Review


Waking Up Slow is the brand new single from Gabrielle Aplin and it’s an absolute masterpiece. Now this tasty treat features on the upcoming Avalon EP and it only cranks up my desire to have this release within my hands.

Now Gabrielle made a name for herself on YouTube, back then she uploaded cover versions of popular tracks resulting in her becoming an internet sensation. Aplin started her very own record label “Never Fade Records” and self released her first three EPs. Then in 2012 she inked a record deal with Parlophone and went on to release LPs English Rain and Light Up The Dark. December 2016 saw Aplin drop the Miss You EP and it was literally a work of art.

Back to this sparkly single, Waking Up Slow is sumptuous synth pop at its best and Gabrielle’s sweet vocal tones can quite easily give you a sugar rush. Those delightful lyrics were incredibly uplifting and then you had the chorus which can quite easily have you moving to the infectious beat “Oh/ All my nights/ Taste like gold/ Yeah, when I’m with you/ It’s like everything glows/ And all my days/ We can lay low/ Yeah, when we’re waking up/ We’re Waking Up Slow”.

Here is what Aplin had to say regarding this succulent single “‘Waking Up Slow’ is a super positive song! It’s about that euphoric “aha!” moment after feeling perhaps misplaced, or stagnant. It’s about that moment where you decide to just let go, letting what will be, be and choosing to be present”.

Waking Up Slow was produced by Lostboy and the 4 track Avalon EP is set to be released 15th September.

You can pre order Avalon from iTunes/ Or if you prefer the physical format are more your thing you can get a signed copy from Gabrielle’s webstore


19/10 – Glasgow, Oran Mor
20/10 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
22/10 – Cambridge, The Junction
23/10 – Brighton, Concorde 2
24/10 – Bristol, Bristol Trinity
26/10 – London, The Venue

You can purchase tickets here




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