Jalapeno Records new signee Gizelle Smith is definitely someone to watch as she dazzles in the visual for her new song "Sweet Memories".
The singer-songwriter delivers a blissful, energetic funk filled jam that places her vocals center stage. Coupling her beautifully layered harmonies and powerful top line acrobatics, this track seamlessly blends in a funky backdrop of tasteful guitar, solid bass, and tight drums. The emotive lyrics and charged up chorus really capture listeners as it's clear that the singer is pouring her heart out into the mic. This track is a funky treat from the first note to the last.
Born to a Seychellois mother and an American father who was a band member of legendary Motown group 'The Four Tops' Gizelle was raised in Manchester, UK with a multicultural upbringing steeped in soulful music from the very beginning.Pursuing a career in music was the natural path for her and in her formative years, she became a composer in theatrical productions, a trumpet player in several big bands and a singing tutor all while earning an MA in film composition. "Sweet Memories" serves as an appetizer for what to come as she preps a new album 'Ruthless Day' due for release March 30th, 2018. The record sees her moving on from the classic sound of her debut album as she's expanded her musical palette to incorporate more psychedelic and jazzy progressions, bold arrangements and adventurous instrumentation. This next level of artistic development in Gizelle is a joy to discover and signals exciting times ahead. After a first 7" release she was picked up and remixed by Grammy nominee producer Kenny Dope for a release on his Kay Dee imprint.