Local Music: Gemma Bradley

Photo by Carrie Davenport.

Gemma Bradley is a solo artist that embraces aspects of pop music and meshes them with the finest, hand-picked sounds from R&B and Soul. Gemma started making music at  the age of nine and hasn’t looked back since, and has recently been featured on the Glastonbury 2020 Emerging Talent Longlist. Gemma spoke to The Jumble about inspiration, her new single ‘Obsessed’, and the lock down. 

“I would describe my sound as catchy and upbeat. Think pop meets RnB with a bit of soul.”

A lot of things inspire me to write music, it could be something from a personal experience, people I meet, stories I’ve been told or even something that came to me in a dream. I would say that so far, my favourite piece of music I have made is my new single ‘Obsessed’, it’s tough to pick just one song, but I definitely think it’s a good place to start to get into my music. 

Photo by Carrie Davenport.

The whole lock down situation has definitely affected my own work; it’s actually made me more productive with my time and how I spend it. Although I realise that the local music scene has been impacted negatively, especially considering artists can’t perform live at gigs. 

I do have a virtual event coming up though, even if I can’t perform live and in person. There’s an Instagram live performance happening on my Instagram page on Friday the 17th of July at 6pm.


Review of Obsessed

‘Obsessed’ is a super fun and upbeat track, perfect for the height of the Summer. Despite dealing with the more serious subject matter of unwanted infatuation, and obsession; Bradley’s unique and super smooth vocals combined with the poppy light backing beat keep this track perfect for your lock down, stay at home dance floor.

You can keep up to date with Gemma Bradley on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

You can also listen to ‘Obsessed’ on The Jumble Magazine Local Music Playlist.

Review by Sam Dineen

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