by Thomas Bedward October 07, 2021
The debut album from musical prodigy and baroque pop artist Gal Musette. Entitled 'Backwards Lullaby', the 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. Her celebrated single from the album ‘Oliver’, features backup vocals from Grammy-award winner Rufus Wainwright.
Gal just released her debut album, ‘Backwards Lullaby’, featuring a vocal duet with one of her biggest musical inspirations, Rufus Wainwright. The 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.
Featuring sweeping acoustic guitars, classical piano elements and breathtakingly beautiful, layered vocals, the album is a heartfelt and vibrant mix of indie pop and folk laced confessions. Gal Musette has toured with The Magnetic Fields, Donavon Frankenreiter, among others.
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 ten. 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’s name is taken from bal-musette, the accordion-based, waltz-style French instrumental music, Gal’s primary inspiration is drawn from songwriters including Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, Bjork, Cocteau Twins, Burt Bacharach, Irving Berlin and The Cure.
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