Gin Wigmore, ‘Don’t Stop’ (Old Queens Head Session) Video Premiere
There’s something about the way Gin Wigmore performs that makes her one of a kind. We’re not sure if it’s her voice, her style or the way she moves — it’s probably a quirky combination of all three, to be honest — but whatever the spark, the New Zealand songstress has certainly got it in this live version of ‘Don’t Stop,’ the second of three exclusive live clips Diffuser.fm is rolling out. Recorded in the U.K. during a studio outing she’s dubbed the Old Queens Head Session, it’s a fearless take on the tune.
“This is a song to sum up the perfection of an old lover of mine,” Wigmore says of the song, which is off her 2010 debut album, ‘Holy Smoke.’ “Not sure it really applies now, seeing as we broke it off, but back then, I was 100 percent smitten. However, it is the idea that someone is completely perfect, and that I wouldn’t ever wish them to change a thing they are doing, don’t stop doing what you do, basically.”
Wigmore is an established star back home in New Zealand, where both of her first two albums topped the charts. If American audiences don’t yet know her name, they may be familiar with the pair of songs she’s landed in high-profile Heineken and Guinness commercials, or the ditties she’s had featured on numerous TV shows here in the States.
On April 2, Wigmore drops her sophomore effort, ‘Gravel & Wine,’ here in the States, and she’ll promote the album with an April 4 appearance on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’ The following night, she’ll stop by ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ and do her thing for the late-night crowd. She’s also is gearing up to hit the road on a U.S. tour with Phillip Phillips that that kicks off in April. Get the complete itinerary here.