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On The Table Read, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, Gal Musette has released an avant-garde music video to go with her new single, Je Vois Le Ciel.
Je Vois Le Ciel
Baroque pop singer-songwriter Gal Musette has released an avant-garde film noir inspired music video for her single, Je Vois Le Ciel.
Gal plays a woman, trapped in a mundane life, and overcome with boredom and loneliness, discovers a couple who are deeply in love. Stricken with curiosity for the couple, and what it’s like to feel a loving human connection, she beings to follow and document their every move, finding herself delightfully intoxicated by the act of watching and being watched. Her newfound obsession becomes so powerful that she herself transforms, disappearing completely while simultaneously becoming someone else.
Je Vois Le Ciel is a visually pleasing diary of guilty pleasures, directed and costumed by Maria Garcia, with cinematography by Wes Cardino.
Gal Musette is the stage name of musician Grace Freeman, who began performing and writing music at the age of 10, performing at open mics in her home city of San Clemente, CA. Her graceful, melody-driven indie-folk music has captured audiences all over Southern California.
Inspired by The Magnetic Fields’ triple album 69 Love Songs, at age 14 Gal recorded her own collection titled 70 Love Songs, which caught the attention of the band, and won her an opening slot on a few of their Midwestern U.S. tour dates.
In adulthood, Gal has opened for several renowned artists including Macy Gray, Suzanne Vega, Todd Snyder, and Donavon Frankenreiter. Her stage name name is taken from bal-musette, the accordion-based, waltz-style French instrumental music, but Gal considers her main influeces to come from songwriters including Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, Björk, Cocteau Twins, Burt Bacharach, Big Thief and The Cure.
Gal released her debut album, Backwards Lullaby, in October 2021, which features a duet with one of her biggest musical inspirations, Rufus Wainwright. With pangs of hopeless romances and unrequited love, her music moves beyond idealized love into the acceptance of what is real and constant, as well as the cyclical nature of life and love in relationships.
In July 2022, Gal released an orchestral EP consisting of three re-imagined cuts from Backwards Lullaby featuring the musicianship of Via Mardot, a talented multi-instrumentalist based in Detroit, Michigan.
Je vois le ciel is a tune sung entirely in French with lyrics heavily inspired by surrealist French poetry, and featuring classical inspired piano, haunting theremin (performed once more by Via Mardot), and plenty of harmonies. The sound masterfully intertwines with the contrasting bass and drums, which drives the song with a consistent groove while grounding the whimsical treble tones.
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