Track Of The Day: Gazel – ‘The Night Concierge’

Gazel closes the final chapter to her debut album Gazel’s Book of Souls with the delightfully eerie video to accompany her single, ‘The Night Concierge’.

Stepping into the lobby of a seemingly deserted hotel, we meet not only the Night Concierge in question, but also the various characters which he morphs into. This tableau of life, created by the incredible acting talent of Jared Morgan, invites us to observe the unravelling action as the characters busy themselves with their own day to day activities. Gazel herself steps through the shadows, contributing to the mystery as the unseen but omniscient narrator. 

‘The Night Concierge’ beautifully concludes the narrative of Gazel’s Book of Souls, a bold debut which masterfully blends philosophical theories with electro-beats and mystical melodies. As we rapidly rewind and fast-forward through the abandoned hotel, seemingly caught in the Twilight Zone, we can only begin to imagine what tales of wonder that Gazel will conjure up next for us. 

Nicky Lee-Delisle 

LISTEN: Gazel – ‘Book Of Souls’

A classically trained string player and composer, Gazel has performed in venues such as Hammersmith Apollo, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, O2 Academy Islington, and Borderline. These are impressive feats for the newcomer who independently released her debut EP Bone Key in 2016, after studying at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music.

Gazel’s music encompasses the genres of pop, electronic & modern folk and her new single ‘Book Of Souls’ is a mystic blend of all three. It’s the title track from her debut album, which she’s working on with a team that includes sound engineer Shuta Shinoda (Ghostpoet, Hot Chip) and Haydn Bendall (Kate Bush, Massive Attack, David Gilmour). The single also forms part of a musical Gazel is writing, inspired by the fictional cast of characters that inhabit our collective unconscious.

To celebrate the release of her new track, Gazel will be playing an intimate gig at Birthdays in Dalston on June 15th, hosted by Piu Entertainment UK (RSVP here). Listen to ‘Book of Souls’ below, and follow Gazel on Facebook for more updates.

Gazel’s debut album Book Of Souls will be released in Autumn 2018. Visit her website for more details.

Kate Crudgington