April is a singer-songwriter who hopes to help people with music, the way it has helped her. Music was a saving grace for April. To her, music is a vessel of raw expression and it connects people. We listen to sad songs when we are blue, and it makes us feel less alone in our feelings. She believes lyrics are poetry and should always have a profound meaning. April especially likes to write provocative social justice-influenced songs, tunes about her life experiences, and mental health. April’s current music is a mix of bedroom pop and ambient folk music. A seemingly fitting name, April decided to dub her music a with a self-coined term, “Cosmic Folk.”
Originating from Boulder, Colorado, April immersed herself in the arts from a very young age. Though, music has always been Aprils complete zeal in life. At the young age of five, she discovered her own voice and completely fell in love with using it as a vessel of self expression. She quickly enrolled in vocal lessons and learned how to fully use her voice. Amy Winehouse served as April’s childhood inspiration and would constantly imitate her (though at the time, she didn’t understand any of her lyrical content). The raspy, raw, and unique vocal stylings of Winehouse influenced April’s vocal style to be textured like hers. As April grew up, she fell in love with other more ethereal, ambient, and independently produced music. Some large influences on her musical stylings include Mazzy Star, the Space Lady, Cornelia Murr, and Julee Cruise.
April Gloom currently lives in New York and has released her first debut EP. With another album on the way... make sure to stay tuned!