Writing New Album Therapeutic Says Gin Wigmore

Currently on tour in the US to great acclaim, Gin Wigmore, whose music has featured on the soundtrack to Pretty Little Liars and Grey’s Anatomy, pauses to talk with Marie Claire about her creative process, wild child days and the launch of her third studio album Blood to Bone.

“After my second album Gravel and Wine, I wasn’t really happy with my life, I was going through a big break up, so I decided to make drastic changes by moving to Los Angeles,” Wigmore explains. “Writing this album was a bit like therapy. Before I knew it, I had a few songs written and I knew that was when it was time to lay down a record.

“Some of the music is co-written, but I’m the only one who touches the lyrics. For me the words are sacred.

“[Finding my music on television soundtracks is] really interesting actually because there’s a big difference between knowing who an artist is, and knowing their music. And that’s what I love about [these] opportunities like; it means you can separate the person and the music. I wouldn’t care if anyone didn’t know who I was, as long as they knew my music.”

Wigmore plays the Troubadour in Los Angeles on September 24.

Original article by Vicky Chandler, Marie Claire, September 7, 2015.

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