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NEWS: Gwenno shares animated video for new single ‘Anima’

Gwenno has shared a charming new animation for her new single ‘Anima‘, ahead of her new album Tresor out on the 1st of July.
The animation was created by Gwenno’s bandmate Tad Davies who comments: “Influenced by the collage art of 60s animation (Yellow Submarine, Fantastic Planet) I envisioned iterations of Gwenno traversing the world of Anima and the unconscious, reconciling the known and unknown throughout the piece. I animated fluidly with little planning, fusing found footage with collage cut-outs and 2d animation sporadically, allowing the narrative to find its way to a natural crescendo and conclusion.”

Gwenno adds: “Tad is not only an incredible musician (who I’m very lucky to have in my band) but is also a genius animator to boot. His animated interpretation of my song, Anima, is a perfect companion to it, and allows me not to have to explain too much about what the song is about – a measure of a perfect collaboration!”

Gwenno recently announced news of a raft of new UK shows. These include 4 x record store appearances in the days around the release of her new album. Then in September Gwenno will embark on an 8 date UK headline tour which includes her biggest London show to date, at the Village Underground in Shoreditch. Upcoming UK live info below:

 
UK Live Dates

July

1st, Piccadilly, Manchester

2nd, Rough Trade East (evening), London

3rd, Rough Trade (lunch), Bristol

4th, Resident (evening), Brighton

September

3rd Psych Festival, Manchester

16th, The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

17th, Wide Eyed Festival, Leicester

19th, Komedia, Brighton

20th, Village Underground, London

24th, Endelienta Arts Centre, Cornwall

28th, District, Liverpool

29th, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

30th, Neuadd Ogwen, Gwynedd –

 

Tresor (Treasure) is Gwenno Saunders’ third full length solo album and the second almost entirely in Cornish (Kernewek). Written in St. Ives, Cornwall, just prior to the Covid lockdowns of 2020 and completed at home in Cardiff during the pandemic along with her co-producer and musical collaborator, Rhys Edwards, ‘Tresor’ reveals an introspective focus on home and self, a prescient work echoing the isolation and retreat that has been a central, global shared experience over the past two years.

 

Tresor diverges from the stark themes of technological alienation in Y Dydd Olaf (The Final Day) and the meditations on the idea of the homeland on the slyly infectious Le Kov (The Place of Memory). Accessible and international in outlook, peppered with moments of offbeat humour, ‘Le Kov’ presented Cornish to the world. The impact of “Le Kov” was resounding, providing for the Cornish language an unprecedented international platform that saw Gwenno touring and headlining in Europe and Australia, and supporting acts such as Suede and the Manic Street Preachers. Her performance of ‘Tir ha Mor’ on Later with Jools Holland was a triumph, and the album prompted wider conversations on the state of the Cornish language with Michael Portillo, Jon Snow, and Nina Nannar.  After Le Kov, interest in learning Cornish hit an all-time high, and the cultural role of the language was firmly in the spotlight.

Pre Order “Tresor” LP

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Track List

1. An Stevel Nowydh

2. Anima

3. Tresor

4. N.Y.C.A.W

5. Men An Toll

6. Ardamm

7. Kan Me

8. Keltek

9. Tonnow

10. Porth La

Connect

https://www.gwenno.info/

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