British songwriter Gia Ford has made a quick return after the release of her Murder in the Dark mini album released earlier this year. She has just been announced as GAY TIMES’ New ELEVATE Artist and she’s got some new music too. Teaming with Fred Macpherson and BPM favourite Jerskin Fendrix, she has created a new song called “Sleeping in Your Garden”. She says:

“The song has been quite organic from the get-go. Fred Macpherson, Jerskin Fendrix & I wrote the track and were just going with whatever came to us first. As soon as the bass was there it felt like I knew what I’d write about, I was in the scene that I’d continue to paint in my head. It definitely got more and more out of the box for me as it went on; even during recording I had to let go of what I’d usually do and just be what the song needed me to be. It’s a bit ‘For Your Pleasure’ by Roxy Music, still in that world of darkness that Murder In The Dark was, but saturated, creepified, the camp has been stripped out and what remains is really raw and really unsettling. It was fun to make and doesn’t inform what is to come at all, rather it’s a sendoff for Murder In The Dark.”

The organic genesis of “Sleeping in Your Garden” makes sense, as you never quite know where the song is going to go next – musically or lyrically. It starts as a quietly simmering rocker, Ford singing about oxygen and flowers, before shifting into a beat-heavy and atmospheric pop jam. It definitely maintains the darkness of Murder in the Dark and by adding fizzing guitar licks and tense strings, it suggests so much more to come.

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