The solo artist Angélica Garcia
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NEWS: Angélica Garcia announces new album and releases single ‘Color De Dolor’

Los Angeles’ pop experimentalist Angélica Garcia announces the release of her debut album on 7th June for Partisan Records, entitled Gemelo,  translating to “Twin” in English. The album represents the two selves, the spirit and body, and tackles how they work together and against one another.  Gemelo was produced by Carlos Arévalo (Chicano Batman) and recorded over a month and a half in Virginia. There, Angélica discovered and tapped into a fresh pop auteur perspective, creating music that is searing and borderless, free of cultural confinement and challenging the notion that singing in English is a prerequisite for creating American music.

In addition to the album news, Angélica releases ‘Color De Dolor’‘ which explores the acknowledgement of grief. This was the first song she wrote for the album and translates to “the colour of pain”. It’s an anthem for processing how pain and beauty, rage and peace, sadness and joy all form the colours with which we render and process existence.  Angélica expands on the themes of the track:
Grief is nuanced, and sometimes pain can be intertwined with beauty, Gemelo is a body of work that explores the process of grieving – acknowledging the light and shadow within it. ‘Color De Dolor’ was the first song that was written for Gemelo. It’s also the first song on the record where I face grief for what it is. I wanted ‘Color De Dolor’ to feel very textured and lush, like you’re walking through a jungle. To me, its kaleidoscopic quality shows sadness and beauty.” 

The album Gemelo is crucial for Angélica, marking not only her first album sung almost entirely in Spanish, but her first deeply probing the ancestral altar, having in recent years devoted herself to a process of monumental deconstruction — of religion, spirit, heritage, and womanhood, in turn confronting grief and finding liberation. “It was like getting dropped into ice water,” she admits. The release of the album is accompanied by live dates across Europe. Please see below for full details.


16 – The Great Escape – Brighton, UK
18 – London Calling Festival – Amsterdam, NL
23 – 26 – Festival Druga Godba – Ljubljana, SI
27 – Primavera Festival – Barcelona, ES

1 – Maifield Derby – Mannheim, DE
2 – Immergut Festival – Neustrelitz, DE
3 – Botanique, Witloff Bar – Brussels, BE 
4 – Aucard De Tours Festival – Tours, FR
5 – Le Pop Up – Paris, FR
6 – 8 – Northside Festival – Aarhus, DK
10 – The Louisiana – Bristol, UK
11 – The Castle Hotel – Manchester, UK
12 – The Lower Third – London, UK

26 – Latitude Festival – Suffolk, UK

For more information on Angélica Garcia please check out her facebook and instagram.

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