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‘Gemelo’ is the new album from songwriter and pop auteur Angélica Garcia. Its title is a
reference to the twin self – the idea of a second, more intuitive self within. It’s a vibrant,
prismatic hybrid-pop record that soundtracks a journey through the different stages and
forms of grief. Angélica explores its inherent loneliness, beauty, and tension, eventually
finding liberation. ‘Gemelo’ also expertly deconstructs facets of universal themes like
religion, spirit, heritage, womanhood, and ancestral veneration.

Born in East LA with Mexican and Salvadoran lineage, Angélica embodies the essence of
contemporary America, a cultural landscape continually evolving through its fusion with
rich Hispanic influences. In a reflection of modern America itself, ‘Gemelo’ also marks
Garcia’s first album sung almost entirely in Spanish, inviting listeners to reconsider what
they think an American record can be.

‘Gemelo’ was produced by Carlos Arévalo of LA-based rock band Chicano Batman, his
first time working in such a role. Sequenced with extreme intent, the album progresses
from a delicate, tender entry on Side A which serves almost like a meditation, to the
visceral intensity of Side B, which immerses into the difficult, at times terrifying work of
healing. With growth and exploration like wind behind her, Garcia arrives at her clearest
and most fully realized vision of self on ‘Gemelo’.

‘Gemelo’ is the anticipated follow-up to her 2020 breakthrough ‘Cha Cha Palace’, which
featured on several year-end lists and brought Angélica to NPR’s Tiny Desk.