Australian producer/DJ GEM has dropped the dreamy new track she penned in a Surry Hills room during lockdown, ‘No Ordinary Days’.
Despite having been created during an undoubtedly challenging time, the track is filled with a joyous pop optimism that also pays tribute to GEM’S country-grown roots.
In a statement, GEM revealed she believes we can all “turn magic from the mundane” if we choose to channel our creativity.
“It’s a choice we can each make …to be truly present and get to a place where you can feel grateful and alive,” she said.
While she may have only started releasing original music independently during the pandemic, GEM’s tracks have already racked up millions of streams.
Along with having earned over 2.3 million streams on Spotify alone, she’s also a Spotify playlist favourite with a nine-month hold on the Just Chill and Soft Glow official playlists.
On top of that, she recently landed a cut with ABC and Universal Music via Murray Cook from The Wiggles’ band, The Soul Movers, producing the official remix for ‘Hot Sauce’.
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As if that was wasn’t enough, GEM has just flown to LA to participate in the prestigious Grammy NEXT program.
Mentored under Grammy-nominated producer, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman (a songwriting collaborator for H.E.R.), she is the first female Australian to ever be offered the opportunity.
Following the premiere of ‘No Ordinary Days’, GEM is also set to release two more songs from her upcoming EP.
“For me as an introvert with a very laid back personality, it was important to make a record that was relaxed, downtempo and not in your face in anyway – it had to feel like me… so I could introduce myself to listeners as I truly am,” said GEM of the upcoming record.
“No pretence or falsehoods, just my real stories made by me in the style that I love so much”.
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