The new record, titled Ivory, is the Kiwi singer's first collection of new music since 2015's Blood To Bone. Wigmore's previous album, Blood To Bone, won her a nomination for Best Live Act at the 2015 MTV EMA's and the award for Best Female Artist at the 2015 NZ Music Awards. Her past two albums, Gravel and Wine and Holy Smoke, both reached multi-platinum status in New Zealand. Ivory is out in full on April 6.
Gin Wigmore is already a huge star in her native New Zealand, but she is virtually unknown in the rest of the world, although she has what it takes to go international: her songs are full of sharp observations about the downside of love and lust, with arrangements that sound big and huge and are built for a superstar on a grand stage, and she knows full well that the way there heads out to the dancefloor. Her songs sound huge, spunky, and feisty, and in some ways she's the midnight dance chanteuse that Britney Spears always seemed to want to be. But then there's Wigmore's voice.