Revive Audio: GIZMO Debuts New Single "White Walls" + 2014 Tour Dates
Okayplayer and Revive are proud to present the new single "White Walls" from singer/songwriter/bassist Kenneth "GIZMO" Rodgers, which follows the release of The Middle EP this past November on Okayplayer Records. The track showcases Gizmo's sweet raspy vocal over a raw arrangement anchored by lyricism that illustrates the very solitary side of heartbreak and the bright moments that can come from the subtle finesse of a well-tuned guitar.
An extension of the emotional vulnerability GIZMO toyed with in his rework of Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" - a gorgeous arrangement that did a lot to change the entire tone of the track, compelling listeners to revisit the otherwise bubbly devil-may-care lyrics - "White Walls" conveys the palpable side of separation with a simple reference to the aftermath of love as told by the sudden emptiness of a previously shared space. "White Walls" makes its debut just ahead of GIZMO's upcoming performance at the Art Of Cool Festival in Durham, North Carolina on April 25th.
The festival also features performances from a laundry list of heavy hitters, including Maceo Parker, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Cody Chesnutt, Bilal, Amel Larrieux, The Foreign Exchange, Thundercat, Christian Scott, Mark De Clive-Lowe and the Revive Big Band.
Check the track below to get a taste of the new single "White Walls" from GIZMO. Scroll down to check out details for GIZMO's upcoming performances in California, NYC and North Carolina. Purchase The Middle EP via iTunes. Purchase tickets for the Art Of Cool Festival at aocfestival.org. Get more on GIZMO and his projects from Revive. Stay tuned for more from Okayplayer Records.
GIZMO's 2014 TOUR DATES:
3/13/2014 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg
3/31/2014 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg (with Moses Sumney)
4/17/2014 - Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield (with Chris Turner & Jennah Bell)
4/25/2014 - Durham, NC @ Art Of Cool Festival
5/1/2014 - Oakland, CA @ Leo’s