Gazel is a British/Turkish songwriter and producer. She announced the release of the first full-length. Book of Souls is out on October 4th. As the press release reports, it follows the esoteric story of Gazel, who seeks to find the cause of a mysterious fire which destroyed her village, and in the process encounters a variety of ‘souls’ who dwell in our collective unconscious, each of which is represented by a different track on the album. Influenced by mystical philosophy and the folk music of her Middle-Eastern roots, the album is an eclectic and captivating blend of subtle electronica, folk and pop.
We already shared “Mina’s Hymn”; “You’re Not So Funny” is a new excerpt. Regarding the new single, Gazel explains, “‘You’re Not Funny’ is a conversation between Gazel and a charlatan spiritual teacher who lives in the collective unconscious: Ser Seng, Master of Disguises. One of the six Souls of the subconscious, he’s the spirit of the dramatic mask who influences our identity, personality and the role we play in the world during a particular lifetime.”