Gabrielle Aplin is heading out on the road to support her brand new EP ‘Avalon’.
The six-date tour starts at Glasgow’s Oran Mor on 19 October and finishes at The Venue, London on 26 October.
The EP, released on 6 October, features the single ‘Waking Up Slow’ that has been featured as Record Of The Week at Radio 1, added to the Radio 2 playlist, played over 1.4 million times on Spotify, and been given the acoustic treatment in a Facebook video with over 5 million plays.
The official video, directed Charlotte Rutherford (Marina & The Diamonds’ ‘Blue’, Fickle Friends’ ‘Brooklyn’, MO’s ‘Not In Love’) features Aplin and a cast of bleary-eyed dancers in the countryside and on empty suburban streets.
“‘Waking Up Slow’ as a song is about appreciating life as it is and focusing on the positives and deciding to just be,” says Aplin.
“I wanted to focus the video around the idea of not being able to sleep, and turning that night into an adventure instead of a frustration with no real line between reality and a dream.
“I wanted to incorporate an all-female cast to blur the lines between daytime and nighttime whilst having fun with fashion and colour.”