GIFT Release New Single/Video “Later”

GIFT Release New Single/Video "Later"

New York City neo-psychedelia / shoegaze five-piece GIFT have released their new single “Later“, accompanied by a music video.

The track serves as the second taste of their upcoming second album ‘Illuminator‘, due to be released on August 23rd on Captured Tracks. Pre-order your copy here.

The band have also announced their EU/UK Tour for 2024. Full tour dates are listed below.

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A dynamic fusion of genres, seamlessly blending electronic elements with widescreen pop production techniques, NYC-based rock quintet GIFT’s new single ‘Later’ was co-written by the band’s multi-instrumentalists Jessica Gurewitz and vocalist/guitarist TJ Freda.

TJ Freda says of the track:

While writing Illuminator I found myself clinging to intense emotions, reluctant to release them. ‘Later’ stands out as one of the darkest songs I’ve made,” Freda explains. “Making it was cathartic, diving into darker themes. The song explores surrendering to the overwhelming sensation of life slipping away before my eyes.”

Of the video, directed by the band’s own Jessica Guerwitz in collaboration with Sophia Feuer, Jessica adds:

I wanted to explore the internal confusion that comes with the passage of time. I was reading a lot of horror stories while we shot this and I wanted to bring those to the screen by exploring unknown places and questioning timelines. Working with Sophia Feuer (Director, DP, Editor) was amazing and she made it possible to bring this vision to life.“

Watch /listen below.

GIFT Upcoming Tour Dates

28 – Boston, MA – Nice, A Fest (w. Vundabar, Palehound, Pile and more)

13 – Troy, NY – No Fun (w. Fantasy Of A Broken Heart)
14 – Boston, MA – Rockwell (w. Fantasy Of A Broken Heart)
15 – Portland, ME – Oxbow Brewing (w. Fantasy Of A Broken Heart)
17 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase (w. Fantasy Of A Broken Heart)
20 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (w. Catcher, Public Circuit) Record Release Show
21 – Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy
22 – Washington, DC – DC9
25 – Chicago, IL – Scuba’s

15 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms (w. BODEGA)
16 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club (w. BODEGA)
17 – Glasgow, UK – Room 2 (w. BODEGA)
18 – Newcastle upon Tyne, UK – The Cluny (w. BODEGA)
19 – Cardiff, UL – Sŵn Fest
21 – Cambridge, UK – Junction 2 (w. BODEGA)
22 – Sheffield, UK – Crookes Social Club (w. BODEGA)
23 – Bristol, UK – Lantern Hall (w. BODEGA)
24 – London, UK – Earth Hall (w. BODEGA)

Photo by Marisa Bazan