Gabrielle Aplin Predicts 'English Rain' U.S. EP Drop May 6; Watch EPK

Press Release: British chanteuse Gabrielle Aplin is on her way to cementing her status as a breakout artist of 2014 following the massive success of her single "The Power of Love" that launched to #1 on the U.K. and Australia iTunes Chart, achieving certified Gold status in both countries. Now, Aplin is gearing up to take the U.S. by storm with the release of a 6-song EP English Rain on May 6, followed by a 7-city U.S. tour including stops at NYC's Studio at Webster Hall on May 6 and Hollywood's Hotel Café on May 21. For a full list of confirmed dates, see below.
  

The EP features five tracks from her celebrated Gold-selling debut album English Rain, which peaked at #2 in the U.K. during a chart-run that lasted almost five months, yet has not been released in the U.S. In addition to "The Power of Love," which was featured in promos for ABC's new hit series Resurrection, the EP also features an exclusive new track - a gorgeous rendition of "A Case of You" by Aplin's musical hero Joni Mitchell.

Throughout the past year, Aplin has toured with John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and Gotye, performed at festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, and iTunes, among others, and headlined a sold out U.K. run.

A self-taught musician, Aplin has been writing and recording songs since she was fifteen, and, as such, she wrote or co-wrote all of the original songs featured on the EP. Growing up in a self-confessed 'hippy' household where music was a family staple, she honed her craft listening to Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen and Nick Drake. At the age of 17, she set up her own label, Never Fade Records, and went on to release three U.K. EPs, all of which charted on iTunes. Her YouTube channels are now approaching a staggering 57 million views, and for her premiere U.S. release, she's crafted a selection of simultaneously timeless and of-the-moment anthems.

English Rain EP Tracklisting:

1.     Panic Cord
2.     A Case Of You
3.     Please Don't Say You Love Me
4.     Home
5.     Salvation
6.     The Power of Love

GABRIELLE APLIN U.S. TOUR DATES

5/6        Studio at Webster Hall - New York, NY

5/11      World Café Live - Philadelphia, PA

5/13      Schuba's Tavern - Chicago, IL

5/14      The Vera Project - Seattle, WA

5/15      Lola's in Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR

5/17      Brick & Mortar - San Francisco, CA

5/21      Hotel Café - Hollywood, CA