Releases New Single 'Happy Sad'
October 10th 2005
Gemma Hayes will release her new single 'Happy Sad' on October 10th on Virgin Records.
'Happy Sad' is the first single to be released from her new album 'The Roads Don't Love You', the follow-up to her Mercury-nominated debut 'Night On My Side'. On its release in 2002 'Night On My Side' met with phenomenal critical acclaim. After writing a whole new batch of songs, Gemma moved to Los Angeles last year to recruit a producer and musicians to record and play with.
"I'd just heard there was a really good music scene in LA, some great musicians," says Gemma. "Plus, I was kind of curious about seeing the place."
So, at the end of last summer, armed with her new arsenal of tunes, Gemma upped sticks and moved out to America. She met renowned drummer Joey Waronker (credits include R.E.M., Beck, Paul McCartney, Air, Smashing Pumpkins, Johnny Cash and many more) who offered his production skills. After assembling a band of musicians she admired greatly through their individual work with PJ Harvey, Beck and Remy Zero, work on 'The Roads Don't Love You' commenced - with stunning results.
'Happy Sad' will be available on 2 track CD, Maxi CD and 7".
Gemma Hayes will play four headline shows here in October. Watch this space for further tour details.
Mon 3rd Glasgow King Tuts
Tues 3rd Birmingham Glee Club
Wed 5th Manchester Academy 3
Thurs 6th London Kings College
Title: Photo shoot - Press and Album
Artist: Gemma Hayes
Photographer: Corey Walter
Date: July 2005
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