Born in the Netherlands and now based in London singer-songwriter Gitta De Ridder has announced the release of her new album 'Feathers' on September 21st. To promote the release there will be a London album launch show at Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston on October 10th. For a taste of the album please check out the really nice, fun video for the latest single 'Even If' in which Gitta looks to be having a great time playing dress-up.
Update: Red Guitar Music live review is here
Originally growing up in the Netherlands, Gitta taught herself to write and play songs on the guitar from a young age, and cites modern folk artists such as Anais Mitchell as her inspiration. Gitta's folkpop songs, with beautifully poetic but also conversational lyrics, go straight to the heart and are performed on a bed of warm fingerpicked guitar.
Her debut single 'Mr Yesterday' released in September 2014 gathered attention from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and several Dutch radio stations; following up with her self-produced EP 'Come Find Me' in January 2015 to shining reviews.
Feathers is an album which follows a true creative vision, focused on the words that make stories come to life, it explores relationships, romance, family and cities, and all that makes us human. Recorded mostly in Gitta's London home-studio with one-take vocals and guitar recordings layered with children's toy instruments, cello's and other sounds; Feathers was created intuitively, realising the treasures are in that what comes naturally.
New single ‘Even If’, a song about friendship – or loneliness, shows Gitta’s lyrical ability in an effortlessly catchy chorus with beautiful vocal harmonies; previous single ‘Alternate Reality’ builds to a crescendo of instruments while first track released 'Lie With Me' closes the album with a gentle lullaby layered over delicate guitar.
“We need feathers to be able to fly.... to learn and to grow on this journey called life...”
GITTA DE RIDDER
LONDON ALBUM LAUNCH
Monday 10th October @ Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston