Gabriel Gifford ups the energy with sophomore EP ‘Daffodils in Transit’

"There’s something very healing about making music out of hardship, but a sense of humour and fun can be underrated."

03.09.21, Words by: Maisie Goulsbra

Gabriel Gifford’s sophomore EP ‘Daffodils in Transit’ is a cinematic melting pot of scintillating 80’s grooves, soulful melodies and crisp instrumentation oozing with emotion. The Berlin-based producer makes an entrance with unheard lead track ’13th Floor’, an instrumental nu jazz banger with elements of soul, funk and a squelching horn section.

The other three tracks on ‘Daffodils in Transit’ have been released as singles over recent months – ‘Better Than Before‘ features San Soucis’ gliding pentatonic vocal patterns, ‘Cold Too‘ sees Maya Law and Freya Roy come together for elegant songwriting and harmonious backing vocals and Lizzie Reid’s folk vocal completes the EP with ‘All That I Needed’, a track that radiates melancholia and weighs more heavily on electronic sounds.

Gabriel Gifford explains; “This EP is a product of lockdown whether I like it or not. Musically it’s an extension of the last EP, but I made a conscious effort to pick up the energy. Zoom sessions have been a new way of collaborating, but it’s been so lovely to meet people.” He adds; “There’s something very healing about making music out of hardship, but a sense of humour and fun can be underrated.”

‘Daffodils in Transit’ is out now on Charlatan Jazz via DMY.

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