FOR FANS OF: LAUREN AQUILINA, RAE MORRIS, BIRDY
English singer/songwriter Gabrielle Aplin shot to fame in the U.K. toward the end of 2012, when her haunting rendition of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's hit "The Power of Love" was used in the Christmas advertising campaign for retailer John Lewis. Aplin was raised in the small village of Sutton Benger, Wiltshire, where she learned to play guitar at the age of 11, before also taking up the piano. Her musical development was documented on her YouTube channel, which includes a collection of diverse cover versions of artists such as Bon Iver, Bob Dylan, and Katy Perry. Her digital videos amassed a huge following and she soon began to write her own original material.
Since then Aplin’s rap sheet of achievements is nothing short of remarkable. Her debut album English Rain (2013), now certified Gold in the UK, contained a slew of UK top 10 singles, including ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’, ‘Panic Cord’, ‘Home’, ‘Salvation’ and Gabrielle’s unforgettable cover of ‘The Power Of Love’ which reached #1 in the UK chart. Her sophomore album Light Up The Dark (2015) displayed a maturing in Aplin’s sound and lead to eighteen months of international touring during which she enjoyed a taste of fan mania in Japan, Australia, The US and Brazil, Aplin racking up a further 3 #1 singles Worldwide.
Gabrielle Aplin returned in November 2016 with the stunning new single ‘Miss You’, the title track from her forthcoming EP. Co-written by Aplin and produced by Mike Spencer (Rudimental, Emeli Sande, Jack Garratt), the release is the first new material for Aplin in 2016 and follows three years of phenomenal success for an artist still aged only 23, including sales of over two million singles, 150 million Spotify streams and 125 million Youtube views.