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Gal Musette releases new dark moody Visual for ‘Julia’

The new dark and moody visuals for “Julia” from whimsical French inspired indie pop prodigy Gal Musette

Gal confides that the video is “a desolate ghost story about a woman who finds pleasure in her melancholy and loneliness while she looks for and finds play with a woman who may or may not be her, another woman or exist as a physical being at all.” The single features tender vocals, a warm delicate melody, and lush piano chords. 

Gal Musette has recently collaborated with the likes of Rufus Wainwright and has toured with The Magnetic Fields, Donavon Frankenreiter, among others. “Julia” is off of her forthcoming full-length Backwards Lullaby. She has received acclaim from the likes of Earmilk, Cool Hunting, Atwood Magazine, and Buzzbands among others.

Gal Musette is the nom de plum 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 songwriters including Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, Bjork, Cocteau Twins, Burt Bacharach, 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.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
September 29, Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles

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