Gia Margaret – City Song

There is A LOT of amazing music out today (see: albums from Shirely Collins, Clark, Bayonne and others) but the one right at the top of my listening list is Gia Margaret’s Romantic Piano. Deeply atmospheric and with a tactility that grounds its otherwise dreamy, almost lullaby-esque qualities, the dozen songs are some of the most delicate and emotive you’re likely to hear all year. City Song is pretty much the only non-instrumental track on the album – save for a few crackly samples and textures found elsewhere – but even before the vocal arrived it had me in pieces. Welcome back Gia, we’ve missed you.