Who is she?
GULES (pronounced JEWELS) is an Italian New York City gal born and raised in a little, old Staten Island home. Yes, she was actually born at home, in a birthing tub. From that tub to the big apple, GULES has established herself as a songwriter. She composes captivating chords and melodies like the groovy Carole King and intricate lyrics similar to Regina Spektor. Her mesmerizing tunes have brought GULES to venues across the tri-state area including The Bitter End, The St. George Theatre, The Westerleigh Folk Festival, Westchester's WPSR and more.
GULES’ first musical project was her studio EP of 2018: Harmony Mistress which brought the listener into a world of tranquility, love, and anger -all emerging from the voice of a vulnerable yet mysterious female character. The EP includes a music video for the first track, Air. The video gives the viewer a behinds the scenes look into GULES’ recording process.
In October of 2018, GULES released the single that qualified her as a finalist in the Coffee Music Project, a United Kingdom-based songwriting competition. The song 65th Street explores the emotional connection that develops between person and place during formative years, such as in high school. The single was released with a pure live performance video -as pure as it gets. The video includes 1 microphone, 4 musicians, and a simple blue back drop. 65th Street utilizes an old school 60’s aesthetic with organically modern music.
GULES is currently working on a full length album scheduled for release in the spring of 2020. The first taste of the album is the single Shaken Awake. Shaken Awake is an upbeat groove that deconstructs the feeling of being lost, and therefore trapped, in one’s thoughts. The single is released with an official music video directed by the brilliant Sergei Golubnichiy. In it, the color palate is confined to reds, blacks, and blues to depict the song’s overarching theme. GULES is extremely excited to continue and finish the work on her newest album and to continue the collaboration with Golubnichiy on producing visuals for the album. With this and all of her projects, GULES aspires to create art that sparks a commotion of emotions inside her listeners.