“From Boulder to Brooklyn, April Gloom blends the ethereal and dream realms, twisting them into her own verse of Bedroom Pop. With her first album out April 29th, she will take you to a new place in space and time with her music. ”
From Boulder to Brooklyn, April Gloom blends the ethereal and dream realms, twisting them into her own version of Bedroom Pop. Singer/songwriter and producer, April makes her songs in her room. She embraces ambient noises in her compositions, catching sounds of rain and wind in her recordings. Gloom blends these natural and artificial sounds, utilizing synths and drum machines. Taking inspiration from the likes of the Space Lady, Alice Phoebe Lou, and Julee Cruise, she loves to play around with ethereal timbres. With her debut album, Planet Gloom, she specifically plays with these cosmic, whimsical textures. Swirling tension and release, and drowning in reverb, April Gloom’s newest album takes you to different, dreamy head space.
Since she was young she has been obsessed with music that takes you out of space and time and into a new, more dreamy realm. At the young age of five, April Gloom fell in love with music. At the age of seven, she was introduced to Amy Winehouse. From then on she knew what she wanted to do with her life: music. “If you don’t know Amy Winehouse was an influence on her music career, you will be able to tell the second you hear her vocals. Just a gorgeous, bluesy, sultry sound,” Stefani Walker wrote for LoHi Lifestyle Magazine. Amy Winehouse’s influence on April’s music is still apparent today, though sonically she likes to go for a bit of a different vibe.
Since discovering Amy Winehouse when she was young, Gloom has also fallen in love with dream pop and the ability to produce her own music. Growing up in Boulder, Colorado, she found her solace in music. Without much of a community out there of fellow dream pop lovers, she learned how to do it all herself. She began producing her own music as a teenager and absolutely adored it. As soon as Gloom was 18, she moved out to New York to pursue music, where she finally found a rich community of fellow musicians. In 2019, she released her debut EP, “Sad Soup,” a collection of songs she wrote and produced in her bedroom. The EP is out on all streaming platforms, for anyone to enjoy.
Currently April Gloom is releasing her first album, Planet Gloom, a collection of cosmic tunes that describe the gloomy world she lives in. Producing and writing all of it herself, she again did it entirely out of her bedroom, hence appealing to the genre of Bedroom Pop. Gloom is also currently working on another record full of some different music than she’s used to making. She has been deeply inspired by music’s ability to make people move, and thus has been creating faster paced songs with more danceable motifs. April plans to release this next record in the coming year. For now April continues to work on music, whilst also pursuing a career as a tattoo artist. By night she makes and performs her own music, and by day she inks other’s skin. Gloom finds that creative freedom lies in the balance of different art forms. Check out her newest album on all platforms.