Gin is about the journey.
Geographically, she tracks from Auckland to Buenos Aires to Sydney. Vocally, she runs from Macy Gray to David Gray to Edith Piaf. Musically, she moves between Fiest and Broken Social Scene to Neil Young and Fiona Apple. Lyrically, she moves from sorrow to sunshine. Soulfully.
Gin is Gin Wigmore, a remarkably complex singer, always keeping it true with her five-track debut, Extended Play. "My stories are simple because I want to reach people. I want to touch lives," Gin says. "But at the same time I like to bring mystery. Sometimes we all need to ask: How? Why?" Certainly, these questions also apply to Gin, and the high and low roads she has traveled to this point.
Gin is from Auckland, New Zealand. A family tragedy forced her to deal with grief a world away, on a student exchange program in Argentina. When she returned home, Gin articulated, in a song, the pain of losing her father to cancer. She was 16.