Rising Scottish artist Ess_Gee has just released her debut single, and we can’t stop listening to it. ‘Bubble Queen’ is an upbeat and instantly catchy pop track, combining dreamy synth band sounds with silky vocals, and moving lyrics depicting love, loss and the power of memories.

“‘Bubble Queen’ was written at a time where everything seemed to be falling apart. I couldn’t speak out loud so the process of trying to make sense of what happened led to the lyrics.”

“I was thinking about it all when I was awake, and even in my sleep,” she continues, “as though I was reminding myself that I don’t want to lose memories, and I don’t want to wake up to this world that selfishly moves on without you in it. So, I’ll just stay here.”

‘Bubble Queen’ is the first track the Glasgow-based songwriter and musician – aka Shanine Gallagher – worked on with producer, Joe McAlinden, following the tragic passing of a close friend.

It’s also the debut release on new label, Single Track Records; a joint venture between Joe McAlinden (Superstar) and music management company ie:music, based in Strachur, Argyll, on the west coast of Scotland.

Inspired by acts including Wolf Alice, Chromatics, Desire and Pure Bathing Culture, Ess_Gee’s music fuses pop, electronica, shoegaze and indie, with songs about friendship and survival whilst also drawing on the mood of her rural birthplace in Lochaline in the Scottish Highlands. Listen out for new singles over the coming year.

‘Bubble Queen’ is out now. Link to the full version HERE.

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