Indie dreamer Gia Margaret has announced the follow-up to her 2018 gem There’s Always Glimmer. It’s called Mia Gargaret and comes out on June 12 – but it’s not the album she had intended to make. She explains:

“After having to cancel tours because of illness, I was unable to sing for nearly half of the year. This left me feeling like a shell of myself, so I turned to my synthesizer for comfort. These compositions helped me hold onto my identity as a music maker. At times this music helped soothe my anxiety more than therapy or anything else could.”

Unsurprisingly, Margaret’s ambient creations are still hugely captivating, as evidenced by the two she has shared “apathy” and “body”. She also states that she “wanted to make something that sounded hopeful, and while these two songs sound a little lonely and abstracted, there is undeniably a rising tide of belief and understanding that comes shining through them thanks to the glistening tones and insightful use of samples. Take a listen below.

Mia Gargaret comes out through Dalliance Recordings on June 12. Follow Gia Margaret on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.