Gazel has shared the video for her new single, ‘Walk On Land’, the latest track to be taken from the artist, multi-instrumentalist and producers debut album, Gazel’s Book Of Souls, out on October 4. Bewitching and enthralling, the video summons the ritualistic nature of dance, seeing Gazel, and an all-female cast, flow effortlessly through surreal visions of natural beauty, summoning elemental spirits and evoking undertones of mystic significance, accompanied by the track’s possessing steel drums and intoxicating melodies.
“We shot the video in Bristol with Conner Foley and Alex Millichamp, with choreography by Hannah Millchamp,” says Gazel. “It was great fun to make a video for such a colourful, summery song, and to create choreography for my lyrics. The track is a celebration of the interconnectedness of man and the natural world, so shooting outside in such a beautiful setting seemed a perfect way to express that in the video.”
The album follows the myth-like story of a young girl who seeks to find the cause of a mysterious fire which destroyed her village, and in the process encounters a variety of ‘souls’ who dwell in her town’s collective unconscious, each of which is represented by a different track on the album. Influenced by Jungian archetypes, mystical philosophy and the folk music of her Middle-Eastern roots, the album is an eclectic and captivating blend of subtle electronica, folk and pop.
Following its release, Gazel will be taking her immersive and captivating live performance blending sonic, visual and spoken word elements on a run of headline shows, with dates in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Brighton and London.
10/10 – The Eagle Inn, Manchester
13/10 – The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
19/10 – Sound Basement, Liverpool
20/10 – The Brunswick, Brighton
04/11 – St Pancras Old Church, London