Over the last few years – and several Christmases’ and birthdays’ worth of present requests – Gabriella has accumulated a fair bit of music hardware. She has a loop pedal, a microphone, a midi interface thingy and other gizmos that I can’t even name. She’s using a British TV as a giant computer screen (British TVs don’t work here so it was languishing in a corner), and for her birthday this year she was given the recording software that professionals use. Her studio looks convincingly cool.
A few weeks ago, she put it all to good use. The brief for her English final paper was to use any medium to convey what America meant to her. Well, for Gabriella, America means not being in England. And the obvious medium to use was a song. So this is what she wrote, sang, recorded and handed in. Click this link to hear her song, Strange Lands. (She’s not really as miserable as the song suggests. Honestly.)
Gabriella intends to upload all future songs to her SoundCloud account, so feel free to follow it by clicking the orange “follow” button.