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Gemma Felicity

London’s introspective indie pop icon, Gemma Felicity, struck again in ‘10 Million Dates’

Our adoration for Gemma Felicity remains unflinching after the release of her intimate indie pop single, 10 Million Dates. With her latest right-on-the-euphonic money release, the London-hailing singer-songwriter captured the collective frustration within the modern dating scene, detrimented by the illusion of endless choice.

The sense of disillusion in the lack of real, raw, and pure connection resounds throughout the artistically profound, poetically bitter-sweet lament which acts as the ultimate consolation to anyone who is losing the motivation to keep searching.

By delicately touching on themes of people pleasing, loneliness, fear of the future, emotional baggage, and the ennui which follows pinning hopes on a transient character in our lives before they disappear within the folky dream pop reverie of the polished production, Gemma Felicity delivered one of the most affecting singles of 2024.

As the introspectively candid icon gears towards the release of her 5-track EP, Baggage, there’s no doubt that she’s inching towards the zenith of her career.

10 Million Dates was officially released on July 5th; stream the single on Spotify now.

Review by Amelia Vandergas

Gemma Felicity – CHAOTIC: Confessionally Captivating Indie Pop

London’s Gemma Felicity set the bar high with her anthemic hit, Come Back to Me, which solidified her position in the industry as one to watch. With her latest single, CHAOTIC, she surpassed all expectations by exhibiting a strikingly authentic and evocatively rich track which captures the complexity of ADHD and subsequently, its impact on relationships.

Felicity’s candid storytelling, set against the dreamy yet rhythmically enticing backdrop of an indie-pop soundscape, offers a unique and personal perspective on the challenges and nuances of neurodiversity.

With her lyrical confessionalism finding the perfect balance between introspection and relatability as she touches on impulsivity, emotional dysregulation and the paradoxical fear of seeking security while fearing commitment, you can’t help but be affected by how she meticulously juxtaposes these themes while creating a dynamic listening experience. The chorus, particularly with its restless energy and poignant lyrics, encapsulates the essence of feeling trapped by one’s own contradictions.

Gemma Felicity’s background as a self-reflective songwriter, combined with her personal experiences and struggles, shines through in CHAOTIC. Her journey from using music and writing as a form of self-soothing during illness, to studying music performance and songwriting, has culminated in this impactful single.

The influence of artists like Holly Humberstone, Gracie Abrams, Lexi Jayde, and Julia Michaels is evident in her dark pop style, yet Felicity maintains a distinct and individual artistic voice. This song, as part of her EP, Baggage, promises to leave a lasting impact on the indie-pop landscape and on listeners who find a piece of themselves in its lyrics.

CHAOTIC hit the airwaves on December 1st; stream it on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Gemma Felicity ignited 00s pop nostalgia with ‘Come Back to Me’

Gemma Felicity

Gemma Felicity ignited early 00s pop nostalgia with her latest single, Come Back to Me, which is set to drop on the 4th of August.The muted and choked-up guitars at the start of the single set the tone for a hair-raising feat of pop-punk. But the London-based singer-songwriter chose to run through with a moody slice of synth-pop with reverb-heavy keys and a danceable melody beneath her viscerally soulful vocal lines that will spark an evocative fire between your synapses as you lose yourself in the adrenalizingly progressive single that will leave you simultaneously wanting to hit the dance floor and wanting to drunk text your ex.

Following a mystery illness that left her physically and mentally drained, the songwriter studied for her Masters in Music Performance in Leeds before dropping her first singles, This Place and Better Without You, in 2022. Her upcoming EP was penned to explore her unhealthy romantic relationships and her journey back to herself and self-sourced peace. Keep tuned for it.

Check out Come Back to Me on Spotify and iTunes via this link.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Gemma Felicity shared her bitter-sweet learning curve in her evocative indie pop single, Better Without You

With a guitar tone as chorally compelling as Slowdive’s in their latest album, the London-based independent singer-songwriter Gemma Felicity rendered us heartbroken by proxy with her sophomore single and official music video, Better Without You.

The steadily ascending pop artist has been refining her performative and songwriting talents since she was nine years old. After taking a hiatus for her undergrad degree and enduring mental and physical illness, she returned to music with the vow to express her deepest emotions.

Stylish, sincere and self-reflective in equal measure, Better Without You transcends the archetypal breakup song to get to the crux of tangibly resonant emotion. Unless your soul is completely defunct, you can’t help but invest in the matured indie pop masterpiece that fills you with compassion for the vulnerable powerful protagonist she portrays.

With her debut EP, Baggage, in the pipeline, we’re stoked to have her on our radar.

Watch the official video for Better Without You on YouTube.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

Gemma Felicity lets the enlightening realness in on her honest debut single, ‘This Place’

Showing us inside a world that seems to care more about things that don’t actually matter, Gemma Felicity sings with true love and insight to inspire our precious souls to look deeper on her spellbinding debut track, ‘This Place‘.

Gemma Felicity is a London, UK-based indie-pop singer-songwriter/poet who writes from the heart and has the kind of vocal ability that will have you pressing repeat.

The happiest saddest most chilled overthinker.” ~ Gemma Felicity

Exposing the world for what it is as many drown out the noise with strong drinks and evil powers while talking about meaningless subjects, Gemma Felicity is quite incredible as she reminds us that we shouldn’t change for anything or follow shallow fads. Her gorgeous voice is pure and striking, with exquisite visuals that will stop you in your tracks, urging you to look further inside so that you remain on track to achieving your wildest dreams no matter the precarious detours tempting you.

This Place‘ from London, UK-based indie-pop singer-songwriter/poet Gemma Felicity is one of the most real releases you are likely to hear this year. Her vocals are sensational and calming, with smart lyrics that show us that she is a deep thinker who detests the superficial energy that can break your priceless glow forever if you let it.

Life is surely about taking action and thinking about things that can change lives, not pointless chatter that just seems to heighten your anxiety and make you wonder if you can actually be in this fake place for much longer.

View something rather special on YouTube and see what she gets up to next on IG.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen