With the Mercury Prize taking place this week, for which she’s shortlisted for her acclaimed album Tresor, today Gwenno shares an inspired James Dean Bradfield remix of her recent single N.Y.C.A.W. Perhaps best described as a reimagining, Bradfield’s “the lonely summer mix” adds a galloping rhythm section, gorgeous acoustic guitar, strings and an angelic choir of backing vocals to create a dreamy new world for Gwenno’s vocals to inhabit.
Commenting on the track and mix Bradfield says:
“When I first head the track I pictured a deserted village, so I tried to recreate the heat haze on the horizon as you’d drive into that village. Gwenno’s vocal gives you the chance to set whatever backdrop you want.”
Praise For ‘Tresor:’
“Alluring Cornish psych-pop… An ambitious album from a unique artist.” – The Observer – ✭✭✭✭
Praise for ‘Tresor:’
“A mesmerising exploration of femininity, motherhood, desire and agency… Travelling through Gwenno’s soundscapes is a lovely thing.” – Sunday Times – ✭✭✭✭
“A musician dedicated to mapping out the intersection of land, heritage, identity and potential… An exploratory, visionary record.” – Uncut – 9/10
“An otherworldly record… Saunders addresses motherhood, freedom, language and identity in songs that flicker like flames.” – MOJO – ✭✭✭✭
“A beautifully crafted album of magical reverby pop tunes… Tresor is Cornish for ‘treasure’ and this album really is.” – The I Paper – ✭✭✭✭ (Album of the Week)
“Delightfully otherworldly… a world of pulsing rhythms and brightly chiming colours.” – Financial Times – ✭✭✭✭
“The music is as beautiful and strange as the county” – Evening Standard – ✭✭✭✭
“Shades of Super Furry Animals and Stereolab come into An Stevel Nowydh, while the orchestral touches and fuzzed-out guitars of Anima and the floating,dreamlike cadences of Porth La are compelling.” – The Times – ✭✭✭✭
“Tresor is full of mystery, beautiful sound-pictures and grooves that are strangely both warm and yet motorik… There’s a unique vibe here.” – Shindig – ✭✭✭✭
“Tresor examines motherhood in beguilingly strange and wonderful ways, from the folk-psych of Anima to the dreampop title track and the motorik minimalism of the standout Ardamm.” PROG
To celebrate the release of ‘Tresor’ Gwenno will playing a run of UK and Irelands shows with a full band.