Gilligil Album by Gillian Rae Perry: Review
Gillian Rae Perry, an LA-based singer, and songwriter has been battling with long-term depression and mood swings. Addressing and working through such divergent emotions has far-reaching effects on those of us going through such trials. Taking these typical emotions, the artist has graced the world with her brand new 10-piece album titled “Gillgil”, which is unlike any of her previous works.
In a fascinating arrangement of tracks, weighted words, and tuning, the album sounds like a distorted dream. This is Gillian’s second studio album, where she untangles and reflects on her mental illness challenges and perceived reality and experiences.
The 40-minute album is a collection of memories, tales, and deeper storylines. Opening with a tune that tosses and turns, and then sinks into the haze, “A Day” highlights her delicate singing voice over gorgeous, haunting piano tunes. Following this is a calmer track “In My Head,” that deals with the ongoing battle against mental illness. “Happening Again” is a darker, gloomier song about sliding back into claustrophobic melancholy. “Need Me” is somber and mournful, and then the album changes its tone with the title “Therapist” in which Gillian’s delicate voice is like a bird, uprising the song’s keys on a new timbre. “Any Sort of Way” is a calming song about self-love, followed by “Like This” and “Dear Friend,” which recounts the artist’s recollections.
“A Reminder,” which focuses on her improvement so far, and “One Day,” a beautiful ballad, end the album with a note of optimism.
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Review by: Audrey Castel